Author Playlists

Jasmin Iolani Hakes’s Playlist for Her Novel “Hula”

“If there has ever been a place that should come with its own soundtrack, it’s my hometown of Hilo, Hawaiʻi, where Hula is set. Hilo and Keaukaha are beloved, special places with many songs dedicated to them, as well as Hawaiʻi as a whole – past, present, and future. In order to capture that musicality, I relied on cadence to guide the words.”