It's interesting enough, but not really illuminating about the music of Hawai'i, a subject about which I know zip. The wikipedia article certainly gives insight into the richness of styles and influences of the music, but reading about music is distinct from hearing it.
This video gives a teensy taste of what might be some of the real thing ~
Looking around on youtube, I wished I knew at least enough to start learning. I picked this because it was pretty, but is it authentic?
This is so bizarre,one of those synchronicity moments... A dear friend of ours passed away a week or so ago. He had been in the Navy and spent some time in Hawaii. During his time there he became enamored of the native culture including the music. Over the years he amassed a huge,huge collection of it,including some by the artist R. Crumb. Whenever I went to visit him,he always played me some of his collection. It was my only real exposure to it. At the memorial service for him,his sister and daughter played some of his favorite Hawaiian music. It was hauntingly beautiful.