Hula Pahu: Hawaiian Drum Dances, Volume I
Adrienne L. Kaeppler
Softcover, 289 pp.
In this first volume of two, well known researcher Adrienne Kaeppler explores three major traditions of hula pahu, their chief practitioners and the passing of this information from generation to generation. In this art form we are taken on a journey of sacred chants and ritual movements performed with the pahu, the sharkskin-covered drum. As more Hawaiians try to search for their cultural roots they will find this information to be invaluable in the journey.