Tag Archives: Cyril Pahinui

Cyril Pahinui at Hi`ilawe

Remembering Hawaiian Slack Key Master Cyril Pahinui

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

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 […]

Will The Descendants soundtrack get a Grammy nom?

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

The Descendants starring George Clooney | Courtesy Fox Searchlight

Hawaii Celebrates the Music of The Descendants

Hawaii Celebrates the Music of The Descendants.

Gabby Pahinui

Soundtracking “The Descendants” With “Real” Hawaiian Music

Heard on NPR – The Oscar-winning film “The Descendant’s” is the first Hollywood movie scored entirely with Hawaiian music.

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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