Archive for 'Music'

1970's Kalapana album cover - L to R: Mackey Feary, Malani Bilyeu, D.J. Pratt and Kirk Thompson

Remembering Malani Bilyeu, founding member of the iconic Hawaiian band Kalapana

Heard on NPR – Singer and songwriter, Malani Bilyeu, who co-founded one of Hawaii’s top musical groups has died at 69.

Cyril Pahinui at Hi`ilawe

Remembering Hawaiian Slack Key Master Cyril Pahinui

Heard on NPR – Hawaiian Slack Key Master Cyril Pahinui has died at 68.

Gabby Pahninui with family and friends | Courtesy Panini Records

Remembering A Legendary Hawaiian Musician

Heard on NPR -Gabby Pahinui is known as the “Father of Modern Slack Key Guitar.” He was a driving force behind the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance of the 1970s. Since Gabby died in 1980, three of his sons have been carrying on his musical legacy. But one of them, Martin Pahinui, passed away last year, and now it’s up to the next generation to carry on the tradition.

Martin Pahinui | Photo © Heidi Chang

Remembering Beloved Hawaiian Musician Martin Pahinui

Heard on NPR – The beloved Hawaiian musician Martin Pahinui has died at 65.

Slack Key Master Kapono Beamer | Photo© Dayna Marie Beamer

A Hawaiian Christmas with Slack Key Master Kapono Beamer

Heard on Hawaii Public Radio – Enjoy the magic of a Hawaiian Christmas with slack key master Kapono Beamer, sharing tales of his family’s holiday traditions and rich musical legacy.

Gabe Baltazar, Noel Okimoto, Benny Rietveld ©Sandy Tsukiyama

Topaz Reunion with Special Guest Gabe Baltazar

Seen in Hawaii Tales Blog – Hawaii jazz legend Gabe Baltazar will make a special guest appearance at a Topaz reunion concert.

Guitarist Carlos Santana and bass player Benny Rietveld Photo ©Manny Pappanicholas

Santana’s bass player Benny Rietveld returns home to perform in Hawaii

Hawaii Tales Blog – Santana’s bass player and musical director, Benny Rietveld, returns home to perform in Hawaii.

Horace Silver with HeidiChang and Pete Fallico at Yoshi’s in Oakland. 1994.

Celebrating Father’s Day and Horace Silver’s “Song For My Father”

Hawaii Tales Blog – Celebrating Father’s Day and Horace Silver’s Song For My Father

Will The Descendants soundtrack get a Grammy nom?

Hawaii Tales Blog – Will The Descendants soundtrack get a Grammy nom?

Dave Brubeck withHeidi Chang 3-21-81

Aloha Dave Brubeck (1920 – 2012)

Hawaii Tales Blog – Remembering jazz legend Dave Brubeck.

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