Mama's Fish House Restaurant near Ho'okipa Beach Park. Maui. The music culture in Hawaii Hawaii's diverse music is a unique combination of many influences with peaceful rhythms and poetic lyrics that celebrate life on the island. Reggae on guitar "slack-key" and the ukulele, the musical culture of Hawaii is unlike any other in the world. The ukulele, Hawaiian music symbol, is also synonymous with aloha in the islands. The beauty of Hawaii has inspired some of the most extraordinary rhythms and fluids of all time and immortalized on the mele (songs). It is virtually impossible to visit Hawaii and not be affected by the local music scene. Where else in the world you can hear a Hawaiian falsetto on the radio, listen to a rapt Local imitate the sounds of a ukulele and choose from hundreds of local functions in one weekend? The original sounds of Hawaii have influenced other cultures around the world. The artists who have helped make Hawaiian music enjoy a growing popularity in Hawaii and abroad including Gabby Pahinui, Israel Kamakawiwoole, The Sons of Hawaii and Eddie Kamae. Hawaiian folk music heard on the radio, or watch a video of local hip-hop music in the OC channel 16. Unique artists as Henry Kapono continue immortalizing the essence of the aloha spirit with meaningful lyrics and inspiring melodies.