What’s the story behind the music in the movie The Descendants?

The Descendants CD

The Descendants CD art courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures

As the Oscar race heats up, one contender has already won over fans in Hawaii, where the movie was filmed. And it’s not just because of its moving story, but also because of its soundtrack.

Please tune in to find out more about the music behind “The Descendants” tomorrow morning on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, January 8.

The story will air at the end of the first hour. (It’s a two hour-long show.)

Blog update, January, 8, 2012:

Click here to Listen to the Story and view it on NPR

Slack key master Keola Beamer, director Alexander Payne and music supervisor Dondi Bastone

Slack key master Keola Beamer, director Alexander Payne and music supervisor Dondi Bastone

 

I had the pleasure of interviewing director Alexander Payne, and the film’s music supervisor Dondi Bastone, and several talented Hawaiian artists, including Keola Beamer, for this story.

Congratulations to all the talented Hawaii musicians and musical legends that are featured on the soundtrack!

Hope you’ll tune in!

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4 Responses to “What’s the story behind the music in the movie The Descendants?”

  1. Frank Parrino says:

    Terrific listen!
    Right back at you from Maunaloa, Moloka’i!

  2. Clark Ward says:

    Thanks from the mainland Heidi. We are starting to get it.

  3. Heidi says:

    Thank you for your comments! Aloha.

  4. Mahalo for sending this out and for all the limes. We really enjoyed them. I will send this out on my FB, twitter, anf emails


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