Hunahuna Mea Hou – Bits of News from Cyril Pahinui

May 2015 Update

We are very excited to announce the release of:

Watch The Trailer HD

We give it a – SHAKA, Thumbs Up
and hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it!
Special live performance by Ledward Kaapana and Mike Kaawa!

Received in a personal email from Cameron Crowe:

“If we were able to make some small offering in the spirit of the love we felt making the film, then the movie has a place in the world.”
 
“….I’m happy that I was able to do the climactic final scene of the movie with a Cyril performance -“Ipu Lei Manu”.  Happily this wonderful track is also on the soundtrack album.   Hooray for that.
 
I hope you enjoy the movie and know that I would love to work with you again in any form.  It was a real joy to film your performance, and as always to use your unforgettable music. Thanks again for everything.   Best to you and the family!!!
 
Your fan always,
Cameron Crowe

 Now Playing MONTHLY in Kailua-Kona
Cyril Pahinui – Kani Pu Kolu  

Watch the Kona Sunset with us!

at
 
Fourth Thursday from 5-7pm

Hana hou Seattle!

7th Annual Seattle Slack Key Festival is November 8, 2015

 

Sponsored by:

Hawaiian Airlines
 
Featuring :
*Hi’ikua
*Melveen Leed
* George Kuo
*Ikaika Marzo
*Jeff Peterson
*Nathan Aweau
*Cyril Pahinui
*Peter Moon
*Jeff Au Hoy
*Patrick Landeza and more!
Emcees
Skylark Rosetti & Braddah Gomes
along with Hula!  …add to this fantastic line-up Hawaiian tropical flowers, food and special prize drawings.

Mahalo nui for joining us at the 8th Annual
Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila

Perfect weather accompanying the 120 performer lineup made this year’s event a big success
and a good time was had by all!

Save the Date….
The 2016 Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila
will be held on Saturday April 23, 2016.  

“COME LET’S PLAY MUSIC!
   If you were not able to attend we still have a limited supply
of collectible t-shirt & bags available at: www.gabbypahinui.com

 

Mahalo nui for sharing Hawaiian music.
We value your support and look forward to our next meeting. A hui hou.
Me ka ‘oia’i’o,
Cyril Pahinui

What’s NEXT?
We are now working on Part II of
“Let’s Play Music with Cyril Pahinui & Friends”

Followed by a monthly Webisode broadcast!
..Watch for updates to find out how you can Support this Project on Kickstarter,
Purchase a Part I DVD and WIN ticketsto attend recording sessions and screening events!

 Na Hoku Award Winning
“Music Video of the Year”

Featuring the song from
Na Hoku Nominated

“Album of the Year”

Kawika Kahiapo -
Kawika Kahiapo’s, “Waimanalo”

Let’s Play Music Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends

  HONORS CYRIL PAHINUI

at 17th annual Ho’okahiko Awards on June 2, 2015.
This award honors those in the Hawaiian community who perpetuate the culture. Duke’s Waikiki believes strongly and sincerely in the Aloha Spirit, and that Aloha is the best of Hawai’i’s traditions. 

The word “ho’okahiko” means “cling to the traditions.”
Duke’s Hoʻokahiko Award was established in 1998 to honor those who, today, live exemplify and pass on those traditions. 

Past recipients include: Mac Poepoe; Joanne Kahanamoku Sterling; Nalani Kanakaole and Sig Zane; Kumu Hula Kau’i Brandt; John and Poakalani Serrao; Ester Kakalia Westmoreland; Wright Bowman Sr.; and Winona Beamer, Leinaala and Wilfred Lopes, and Buffalo Keaulana

Duke’s at Outrigger Waikiki

Cyril Pahinui Live!

 Performing in Honolulu
Wednesdays 6-9pm

Outrigger Reef
Kani Ka Pila Grille
Celebrating 7 years!
 

Slack Key Workshops at the Bishop Museum

On Oahu? Please join us monthly for Ki Hoalu Workshops at the Bishop Museum. The class is open to everyone and is taught in the Kanikapila style: Watch and listen Nānā ka maka; ho’olohe ka pepeiao. 

2015 schedule is:

  • May 11
  • June 15
  • July 13
  • August 17
  • September 14
  • October 19
  • November 23
  • December 21

More information can be found at: cyrilpahinui.com

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Cyril Pahinui At The Royal Kona Resort

 

Mahalo nui loa na ho‘olaule‘a me la kāua!

Ano’ai kākou,

I am honored to announce that I have been selected for a:

Nā Hōkū Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award

Me Ka hau‘oli!

Mahalo to everyone who has supported my musical journey! I aloha you and am ever grateful that you have allowed me this honor. Although there are so many, including each of you my Friends, Family and Fans who have brought me to this place. Each of us has someone who has “loved us into being”, encouraged us to continue, and inspired our greatest achievements. For me it is my dad. Although he had very little money and few material things his ALOHA for music and his homeland and his ability to share that love has enrich my life beyond anything else.

Sometimes people ask me how I feel being compared to my dad. To tell you the truth, it doesn’t bother me. I have his blood but my own style. I’m proud to carry on the Pahinui name, do things the way he did, like singing and playing Hawaiian music, respecting and sharing with other musicians. And if people hear me and remember my dad, that makes me happy too.

My dad once told his friends, “my son’s time will come, I don’t know when, but it will.” I only hope that if my time has come, I hope he is proud of what I’ve done.

Where can you get this magical music? Why, right here, at our Cyril Pahinui Store. We are now offering our subscribers an opportunity to PRE-ORDER this amazing One Time, CD LIMITED EDITION. And for those who order before April 21st, FREE Shipping! Just enter the coupon code: MAHALO at checkout! Our inventory is being shipped to Hawai‘i and you CD will be sent out as soon as they arrive.

You may also (eventually) be able to get it online at mele.com, Amazon. com, CD Baby, iTunes and most download stores. (Keep in mind that with the digital download you won’t get the beautiful liner notes booklet. But if you do go the digital route, please stop by www.cyrilpahinui.com where all the booklet pages — and lots more information — can be found.) Once it arrives it will also be made available at the legendary Harry’s Music Store in Wai‘alae, Oahu and if you live in Hilo, at the renowned Basically Books, and you can periodically find copies of Cyril’s music in the gift shop of the Bishop Museum where Cyril teaches his monthly Slack Key classes.

For those of you wondering when there might be a live performance by the Sandwich Isle Band, we’ll keep you posted. And if you’re interested in hosting a performance, shoot us an email.

Meanwhile, get yourself a copy, and see if it’s not the best Hawaiian music from the seventies that you’ve ever heard! 

 

Thank you for Celebrating our CD Release!

Now, we know you Folks have been clamoring for a recording of our music performed at Honolulu’s iconic Blaisdell Hotel. And, we’re here to give you what you want….

To commemorate Cyril’s preeminent career and receiving this highest of honors, we also announce a Limited Edition reissue of: the Sandwich Isle Band.

The Sandwich Isle BandThe Sandwich Isle Band is the debut album of Grammy-nominee and Nä Höku Hanohano Award winner, Cyril Pahinui’s first group formed in 1975. The recordings feature the innovative sounds of bass player sensation, Brian Hussey, steel guitar wonder, Eddie Palama, the phenomenal guitar of Steven Hall, along with the on loan and versatile percussionist, Merv Ching and guest artist the virtuoso, Peter Moon, set in the picturesque exotic tropical paradise, the Sandwich Islands.

The Sandwich Isle Band is over thirty minutes of music selected and written by the incredible members of this amazing band.

There is an entertaining rendition of the classic hapa song, Honolulu How Do you Do, followed by the first time recording of the romantic composition by Cyril Pahinui and Brian Hussey, Sweet Memory, translated by the Master of ‘ölelo, Larry Kimura, followed by more elusive romantic tales from paradise and a whole lot more to give you the rest of the story!

Originally produced by Seabird Productions/Seabird Sound, this CD rendition comes in a beautiful custom-designed booklet package, featuring the original artwork of Oahu Artist, Keith Boutte, album design of Paul Maddox and photography of Robert Knight with production by go-to guy, Peter Moon.

The CD includes a 6-page foldout with all the song lyrics as well as the helpful liner note translations to read along with as you listen.

And while it does tell an historic story over the course of 10 songs, the Sandwich Isle Band was conceived so that each tune could stand on its own. You can dip into the flow of the music, and everywhere you land you’ll find a gem of a song that’s worthy of your time and your ears. No filler here. There’s traditional mele, island favorites and original compositions. It’s got quite the musical breadth, folks. We hope you’ll give it a listen.

2014 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award

Ano‘ai kākou,

I am honored to announce that I have been selected for a 2014 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award.

http://www.nahokuhanohano.org/#!lifetime-achievement-awards/cak

Me Ka hau’oli!

Although there are so many, including each of you my Friends, Family and Fans who have brought me to this place. Each of us has someone who has “loved us into being”, encouraged us to continue, and inspired our greatest achievements. For me it is my dad. Although he had very little money and few material things his ALOHA for music and his homeland and his ability to share that love has enrich my life beyond anything else.

Sometimes people ask me how I feel being compared to my dad.  To tell you the truth, it doesn’t bother me. I have his blood but my own style. I’m proud to carry on the Pahinui name, do things the way he did, like singing and playing Hawaiian music, respecting and sharing with other musicians.  And if people hear me and remember my dad, that makes me happy too.

My dad once told his friends,  “my son’s time will come, I don’t know when, but it will.”  I only hope that if my time has come, I hope he is proud of what I’ve done.

The Sandwich Isle Band April 11!

The Sandwich Isle Band

Today we officially announce the recognition of Cyril Pahinui for the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award. And to commemorate his preeminent career and receiving this highest of honors, the re-release of The Sandwich Isle Band, Cyril Pahinui’s debut album released in 1978 and one of the first of the next generation releases that defined contemporary Hawaiian Music! The Sandwich Isle Band is the creation of Grammy-nominee Cyril Pahinui’s first group formed in 1975. The recordings feature the innovative sounds of bass player sensation Brian Hussey, steel guitar wonder Eddie Palama, the phenomenon guitar of Steven Hall, on loan percussionist Merv Ching and guest artist the virtuoso, Peter Moon, set in the picturesque exotic tropical paradise, the Sandwich Islands.