What influence does language have in Hawaiian music? What influence does language

What influence does language have in Hawaiian music?  What influence does language have in music from your culture?
What are some of the negative effects that missionaries had on Hawaiian or any Oceanic cultures? How did this effect the music?
Do you think cultural traditions can be destroyed? How has this had an effect in Hawaiian culture and your own?
Look online for information about the life and career of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (IZ). What do you find interesting? How was his life reflected in his performance, music, videos?
What are some of the pros and cons of written language, digital media versus oral transmission as reliable source?