Tag Archives: Keola Beamer

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 […]

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.

The Descendants CD

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

Hawaii Tales Blog Post – 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.

Nona-Beamer

Nona Beamer: Hawaiian Elder (1923-2008)

Heard on NPR – Nona Beamer dedicated her life to preserving Hawaiian culture. She was a gifted storyteller, hula dancer, songwriter and teacher. Her legacy continues to touch many people today.

Keola Beamer

Keola Beamer – Tales from the Dream Guitar

Heard on NPR – Hawaiian slack key guitar master Keola Beamers takes you on a magical journey with his music, including his CD Moe`uhane Kika – Tales from the Dream Guitar.


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