Tag Archives: Martin Pahinui

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.

Gabby Pahinui

Soundtracking “The Descendants” With “Real” Hawaiian Music

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


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