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    Say ‘Aloha’ to Something Besides Island Music 

    Hawaii’s got rhythm, but can paradise have the blues? More venues there are using R&B and soul music instead of playlists long monopolized by reggae, local folk music and island-y fare like Jawaiian. The movement, buoyed by the popularity of “live looping” technology that makes solo artists sound like a band, along with a change in local preferences, is diversifying playlists once reliant on island classics. And with music aficionados streaming whatever genre they prefer outside of radio’s influence — R&B acts are getting a chance to pay their dues. 

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