Katchi-Katchi music in Hawaii has come to represent any music with a Latin beat.
However, legend has it that “katchi-katchi” referred to the fun and danceable Puerto Rican music imported here by Puerto Rican sugar workers.
It was described by the Japanese immigrant sugar workers as “katchi-katchi” because of the scratchy sound on the Guiro, an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut into one side, used as a percussion instrument.
The “shhhckkk….shhhckkk” sound was called “katchi-katchi”.
Eventually, all Latin-flavored music was embraced in Hawaii, and often incorporated into our music.
Today, we’ll share some of the rarest recordings made by Hawaiian katchi-katchi bands.
This week's playlist:
1- El Burro Socarron – Los Borinquenos
2- Punto – Los Boringuenos
3- Heat Wave – Sol K. Bright & Hollywaiians
4- Ku’u wa Li’i Li’i – Lena Machado
5- Kiu’ Kiu’ – Kalima Brothers
6- He Aloha No O Honolulu – Jesse Kalima
7- John’s Fado – Sonny Chillingworth
8- Malia My Tita – Buddy Fo & Invitations
9- Malia My Tita – Miguel Alcaide & his San Juan Quartet
10- Endlessly – Sonny Chillingworth
11- Salomila – Al Lopaka & the Leahi’s
12- I’ll Remember You – The Four Amigos
Length: 54:41 Released on: 03-08-2013 Artist/Compiled by: Various Artists