Stompin' - A Pure and enjoyable song. This composition is arranged for the Hawaiian ka'eke'eke (bamboo stomping tubes) fused with the Thai mouth-organ, Hawaiian 'ukeke (first and only stringed instrument indigenous to Hawaii), and electric jazz guitar. Hawaii has many bamboo forests. Kimo used to harvest bamboo with his kumu (teacher) up the slopes on Mauna Loa and bring the stalks back down to Kealakekua where they would make native Hawaiian musical instruments. The ka'eke'eke is tuned to pitch and creates a chord when played together. The 'ukeke is made from koa and has 3 strings tuned to pitch and gets its sound from the musician's mouth which works as a resonator. "Stompin" brings back fond memories of stomping through the forest with my kumu.
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