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Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music by [Troutman, John W.]
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"John W. Troutman's Kika Kila is a deeply researched, definitive history of the Hawaiian steel guitar, but more than that, it is an eloquent and convincing argument for the influence and centrality of Hawaiian music--and, in particular, Hawaiian musicians--in the broader history of American music."
--Elijah Wald, author of Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues

"Kika Kila is a tour de force, documenting the steel guitar's indigenous Hawaiian roots, while also challenging longstanding conventions in the music industry and in scholarship on American popular music. Exhaustively researched and elegantly written, Troutmanʻs book is a gift of insight and appreciation for the steel guitar, arguably the most endearing sonic icon of Hawaiian music."
--Amy Kuʻuleialoha Stillman, Professor of American Culture and Music, University of Michigan

"Kika Kila is a magisterial work. John W. Troutman eloquently links the steel guitar with the arrival of white missionaries and the dispossession of indigenous Hawaiian people from their land in the nineteenth century. The instrument became a powerful voice for the Hawaiian people and inspired music throughout North America in the twentieth century."
--William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues

"A model of richly detailed yet accessible narrative history, John W. Troutman's book will force scholars and lovers of popular music in the United States to change some of their most basic and long-held assumptions."
--Karl Hagstrom Miller, University of Virginia
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"John W. Troutman's compelling and lovingly written book cements the centrality of the steel guitar, Kanaka Maoli musicians, and Hawaiian history in the evolution of American cultural history. Deeply informed by scholarship on music, expressive culture and performance, diaspora, imperialism, resistance, politics, economics, and more--all informed and reinvented through the lens of Indigenous studies--this is one of the most surprising and challenging cultural histories I've lately seen. Read here and learn that Kanaka Maoli people and the steel guitar are at the heart of it all."
--Rayna Green, Curitor Emerita, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution


A "landmark contribution..." An "illuminating and insightful" book that "challenge[s] much of the received wisdom on American music history." --The Journal of Social History

Superbly written, beautifully illustrated and packed with anecdotes . . . this remarkable book is a gem and should find a readership far beyond guitar obsessives.--The Blues Magazine



Expose[s] . . . innovations and the rich, transnational context in which they occurred.--Journal of Social History



Well written, insightful and beautifully illustrated, Kika Kila is an excellent addition to the world music library.--Songlines



[A] treasure chest of impassioned investigation [that] tracks the steel-stringed guitar's signature 'glissando swoop' as it sparks a global explosion of composition and performance.--Honolulu Magazine



If you've ever felt the lure of slide guitar, Kika Kila is a fantastic book that offers new listening material, colorful stories, and vibrant history, and exposes you to great guitarists who made history.--Acoustic Guitar



Presents a stunning example of the nation's cultural melange.--Oxford American



Deeply researched. . . . Essential for anyone who wants to know more about the tremendously fertile--and horribly imperialistic--world of 19th and early-20th century Hawaii, when new ideas and poured in and amazing music poured out.--Ukulele

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"K&299;k&257; Kila is a magisterial work. John W. Troutman eloquently links the steel guitar with the arrival of white missionaries and the dispossession of indigenous Hawaiian people from their land in the nineteenth century. The instrument became a powerful voice for the Hawaiian people and inspired music throughout North America in the twentieth century.--William Ferris, author of Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues



A model of richly detailed yet accessible narrative history, John W. Troutman's book will force scholars and lovers of popular music in the United States to change some of their most basic and long-held assumptions.--Karl Hagstrom Miller, University of Virginia



"John W. Troutman's K&299;k&257; Kila is a deeply researched, definitive history of the Hawaiian steel guitar, but more than that, it is an eloquent and convincing argument for the influence and centrality of Hawaiian music--and, in particular, Hawaiian musicians--in the broader history of American music.--Elijah Wald, author of Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues



John W. Troutman's compelling and lovingly written book cements the centrality of the steel guitar, Kanaka Maoli musicians, and Hawaiian history in the evolution of American cultural history. Deeply informed by scholarship on music, expressive culture and performance, diaspora, imperialism, resistance, politics, economics, and more--all informed and reinvented through the lens of Indigenous studies--this is one of the most surprising and challenging cultural histories I've lately seen. Read here and learn that Kanaka Maoli people and the steel guitar are at the heart of it all.--Rayna Green, Curator Emerita, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution



"K&299;k&257; Kila
 is a tour de force, documenting the steel guitar's indigenous Hawaiian roots, while also challenging longstanding conventions in the music industry and in scholarship on American popular music. Exhaustively researched and elegantly written, Troutman&699;s book is a gift of insight and appreciation for the steel guitar, arguably the most endearing sonic icon of Hawaiian music.--Amy Ku&699;uleialoha Stillman, Professor of American Culture and Music, University of Michigan


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  • File Size: 18364 KB
  • Print Length: 392 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (February 16, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 16, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015ZTG3PG
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