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Gabby Pahninui with family and friends | Courtesy Panini Records

Remembering A Legendary Hawaiian Musician

Gabby Pahinui playing music in his backyard with his sons and friends. Bla Pahinui, Gabby Pahinui, Leland “Atta” Isaacs, Phillip, Cyril and Martin Pahinui, and “Joe Gang” Kupahu. Photo © Panini Records. Used with permission. Remembering A Legendary Hawaiian Musician Heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” January 1, 2018 By Heidi Chang Gabby Pahinui is […]

Bla Pahinui

Bla Pahinui

Heard on NPR – Hawaii is home to a legendary musical family –the Pahinui’s. Gabby Pahinui is called the “Father of Modern Slack Key Guitar.” Since his death in 1980, three of his sons have been carrying on his musical legacy. One of them is Bla Pahinui.


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