Ho'okipa Beach, one of the best beaches where surfing and bodysurfing . Some warn of danger crosses . Maui. Family stories , legends ( legends ) , local tales and religious beliefs were expressed in a new way never before practiced , allowing to work with in order to encourage the preservation of Hawaiian heritage . With traditional Hawaiian folk music , the lyrics can be sung and come from old songs that are transmitted for centuries. You may also hear interesting drum beats and emotive ipu that serve as background music for hula performances . An ipu , ie a hollowed pumpkin , creates rhythmic tones if touched with palms and sitting on the floor . The IPUS can be small or large ( like the ipu heke a double gourd ) and can create a great impact . The Hawaii Mexican cowboys called paniolos , brought with them guitars and showed locals how to play them in a unique way . Many Hawaiians were adepts guitars and did it quickly , adapting the Spanish style to a style that corresponded more to the islands, a method now known as slack-key style or ki hoalu . If you've never heard playing a slack-key , then you are missing a really emotional experience . Steel guitar is another style of music that takes place on the islands. With the aid of a metal rod that slides along the strings is created unique tone . Featured in many Hawaiian bands early 1900 to today, this style reminds a highly- popular Hawaiian music. King David Kalakaua , who is remembered with appreciation for being a Renaissance man , encouraged a revival musical and invited all Hawaiians to use music as an expression of Hawaiian pride . When Queen Liliuokalani , the last monarch of Hawaii , featured many songs written at the end of 1900 , the music of the islands reached a popularity that he had never reached before. Songs like and He Mele Aloha Oe expressed Lahui Hawaii Hawaiian pride and love for these wonderful lands .