Hawai’i: The Legacy of Sugar

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For many Americans, Hawai’i is a tropical playground, the place of surf, sun and dream vacations. Behind the tourist façade, though, is one of the most unique multicultural states in the nation, one still dealing with the complicated legacy of the circumstances under which it become part of this country. And so much of how Hawai’i is now comes back to one game-changing element: sugar. In this episode of SOTRU, we’ll explore the way contemporary Hawai’i is still navigating the legacy of the sugar plantations now in the 21st century.

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Episode Music

Artist Track
Gabby Pahinui Kaua’i Beauty
All Star Hawaiian Band Blue Hawaii
Bexar Bexar Esther’s Vice
Bexar Bexar The Turning Bull
Bexar Bexar Where She Lives Everyday
Bexar Bexar Window Piece
Kumu Hula Sylvia Puananiha’aheo Edgar Ipu Heke
Bonobo Magic Man
Bonobo Between the Lines
Bonobo Pick Up (Four Tet Mix)
Blockhead A Better Place
Blockhead Attack the Doctor
Blockhead Four Walls
James “Bla” Pahinui Maori Brown Eyes
The All-Star Orchestra Asatoya Yunta (Song of Asatoya)(Instrumental)
Eddie Kamae Ka Ua Loku
Ray Kane Auwe
Quantic In the Key of Blue
Quantic Wider Than the Sky
RJD2 Rocket Science (Instrumental)
Time Machine Who Needs a Mic?
Chris Joss You’ve Been Spiked
Keola Beamer Kapalua Bay
Keola Beamer e Ku’u Morning Dew
Duke Reid Sure Shot
Makana Deep in an Ancient Hawaiian Forest
Soul Position No Excuse for Lovin’
The Hawaiian Beach Band Chilled Out
The Album Leaf Blank Pages
Sonny Chillingworth Hi’ilawe
  • Izabella

    This was a wonderful insight into Hawai’i and how white man has exploited its islands and people.