What is the cultural music played on Hawaiian Airlines flights during boarding/deboarding? This is the music played on the monitors of the seats (the music videos) and over the public speaker of the plane.

Just in case the music changes, I'm looking for what it was as of December 2017 / January 2018.

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I just returned from a 5 day trip to Oahu in January of 2018. The song is "Hawaiian Cowboy" by Willie K. Here is a link to the video.


Hawaiian has changed their music: as of late 2019, it's now the rather haunting Life in these Islands performed by Kawika Kahiapo. Here's the official Hawaiian Airlines video for it: https://youtu.be/G4rf9y0xukk

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