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World's Largest Hawaiian Music Store | by J. Stephen Conn
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World's Largest Hawaiian Music Store

While we were traveling about Kauai I told Karen it would be nice to have a CD of Hawaiian music to listen to as we toured. We looked in a couple of shops and found a limited selection of mostly contemporary stuff. But I wanted the "Golden Oldie" type of music, the songs I had heard as a kid when I first dreamed of someday visiting Hawaii.


We finally found exactly what I was looking for at a kisok in the Coconut MarketPlace. The very friendly and helpful man running the business was Andy Anderson, and in the accompanying photo you can see him handing me the Hawaiian music CD. Andy had an excellent selection, from some of the earliest Hawaiian music, right up to the most recent recordings. The following evening we saw Andy again, but this time he was set up in front of the Foodland in Princeville. I understand that there is usually someone working the kisok at both places.


The Hawaiian Music Store also has a location on Oahu in the International Marketplace. They claim to be the world's largest Hawaiian music store. You can also order from them online, or through their toll-free number.

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Taken in November 2005