Inspired by Lena
Machado, Hawaii’s Songbird,
a fresh young island female voice
speak to a new generation of fans in the latter half of the
century, and quickly earn her own place in Hawaiian music history.
Linda Dela Cruz is remembered fondly as, Hawaii’s Canary, for her
incomparable presentation – a precarious balance struck between strength
and fragility. As quickly as Linda could unleash her stormy bluesy power,
she could also caress with her gentle and subtle teasing.
Her voice could
climb to the loftiest peaks of the soprano register in one moment, and
descent to the deep guttural chants of her Hawaiian ancestors in the
next. All done with a sweet angelic smile on her lips,
and a naughty
twinkle in her eye.
There will never again be anyone quite like Linda