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Making Hawaiian Music History

Hunahuna Mea Hou – Bits of News from Cyril Pahinui August 2015 Update
Cyril Lani Pahinui
 
Aloha Friends, Fans and Ohana, 
We need your help!
 
Project Making Hawaiian Music History
You can Support this Project 
Receive a Part I DVD and
All Contributors are entered to WIN tickets to

attend recording sessions and screening events!

Part II of  “Let’s Play Music with Cyril Pahinui & Friends”

 

  

Your contribution of $80 or more gets you a signed collectors edition of our 
Na Hoku Award Winning
“Music Video of the Year” 
Available only from our kickstarter campaign!
  
DVD Features the song from  
Na Hoku Winning 
“Album of the Year”

Kawika Kahiapo -
Kawika Kahiapo’s, “Waimanalo”

 

 
 

Now Playing MONTHLY at 
 
 
Fourth Thursday 
5-7pm

 

Watch the Kona Sunset with us!
Cyril Pahinui Live!
Performing in Honolulu
Wednesdays 6-9pm

 

Outrigger Reef
Kani Ka Pila Grille
Celebrating 7 years! 
 

Slack KeyWorkshops 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: 

August 17

September 14

October 19

November 23

December 21

 

More information can be found at:

Quick Links to Videos
The Peter Moon Band Historic Footage
The Peter Moon Band Historic Footage

 

Peter Moon Band -2
Peter Moon Band Historic Footage -2
Holei, Cyril Pahinui
Holei, Cyril Pahinui
Cyril Pahinui, Kani PÅ« Kolu. Wai'alae.
Cyril Pahinui, Kani Pu Kolu. Wai’alae.

Cyril Pahinui,  Kani Pu Kolu. Lepe 'Ula'ula.
Cyril Pahinui 
Kani Pu Kolu.
 “Lepe ‘Ula’ula”

No Ka Poli Mai Nō O Waimānalo
“Let’s Play Music ~Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends” 
Straight from the Heart  of Waimanalo
 
As you may know for social media projects 

small contributions add up
and are vital to 
meeting these larger goals. 

So anything you can add is graciously and sincerely appreciated. 

Sharing the information out to others on your networks is often of value as well. 
With this in mind we have provided social media inks above to make it easy to share with your own social and online media sites. 
Mahalo in advance for your consideration and support for

my lifetime dream project! 
We look forward to bringing each of you out to our Waimanalo backyard kanikapila.
 
Part II of our “Let’s Play Music with Cyril Pahinui and Friends” Video Series highlighting the untold story of the Hawaiian Music Renaissance of the 70s and 80s.
  
Let’s Play Music features Slack Key Master Cyril Pahinui and some of Hawai’i’s best known musicians in intimate backyard performances. Add to that historic footage and MUSIC!
Followed by ……a monthly Webisode broadcast on the internet! 
Although our goal is $65,000, we have an angel investor who has committed to match up to $115,000
 if we can raise it. 
So every dollar counts and is sincerely appreciated. 

 

 
*Hi’ikua 
 *Melveen Leed
    *George Kuo
      *Jeff Peterson 
        *Nathan Aweau
          *Cyril Pahinui
            *Peter Moon 
              *Jeff Au Hoy
                *Patrick Landeza
                  *Ikaika Marzo
                    *Steven Espaniola
Emcees 
Skylark Rosetti & Braddah Gomes    

                                
           …and add to this fantastic line-up  Hawaiian tropical flowers, hula, food and special prize drawings.
                          
Mahalo Nui to our Sponsors: 
 
Hawaiian Airlines 
Outrigger Reef / Kani Ka Pila Grille
 
 
 
 
 

American Hotel 

PNW Grammy Chapter
 
7th Annual Seattle Slack Key Festival is November 8, 2015
 
Youth Outreach and Community Reinvestment Program
Youth Outreach and Community Reinvestment Program


Save the Date….
The 2016 Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila will be held on Saturday April 23, 2016.  
“COME LET’S PLAY MUSIC!

    

 We still have a limited supply of collectible t-shirt & bags available at:  www.gabbypahinui.com 
all after event sales support our youth outreach instructional programs 

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
 
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Let’s Play Music Part II Moea No I Ka Pu‘uwai E Waimānalo, Straight From the Heart of Waimānalo

Aloha no hoapili na mele,

We are reaching out to you to support for our kickstarter project found at:
Join us Now
As you may know with these social media projects even the smallest contributions add up and become vital to meeting these enormous goals. So anything you can afford to add is graciously and sincerely appreciated. And sharing the information out to others on your networks is often of value as well. With this in mind we have provided our quick post release info below to make it easy to cut and paste for sharing with your own social and online media sites. Mahalo in advance for your consideration and support! We look forward to having each of you out to our Waimanalo backyard to kanikapila.

We are very excited to introduce our exciting Hawaiian Music Documentary project and ho’olu komo la kaua, the untold story of the Hawaiian Music Renaissance of the 1970s and 80s, Moea No I Ka Pu‘uwai E Waimānalo, Straight From the Heart of Waimānalo. Part II of our Let’s Play Music video project.

Following the release of this film we will again contract it to PBS for their fundraising purposes in support of the new center they are building on Oahu. PBS has continued to be a major supporter documenting Hawai‘i’s music masters and adding to Hawaiian music archival collections.

We are also introducing our webisode broadcast from Waimanalo monthly. With this, we hope to have as many of Hawai‘i’s musicians young and old come out to the backyard to kanikapila and do extended interviews with our project MC Skylark Rossetti. Content form these sessions will be made available as archives for future generations.

So your contribution to this kickstarter campaign helps to preserve the story of Hawai’i’s pivotal musical generation from the 1970s and ’80s and many of today’s next generation of musicians, makes it possible to create some amazing new music, kanikapila style and supports PBS Hawai‘i.

The contribution of the music of the Hawaiian Renaissance to the social changes underway in Hawai‘i today should not be overlooked. Before dismissing music as “epiphenomenal,” one should at least consider the question of whether it may be of more basic influence as an impetus to social change.

Hawaiian music and dance as the focal point in many cases have been effective in helping to establish a common consciousness and concern with pressing social issues that on the part of Hawaiians can be seen in many areas of life today. By tying these pressing social issues to traditional culture and musical forms, artists have also tied them to the central values and symbols of the Hawaiian people, giving them at the same time cultural legitimacy and emotional urgency. The Honolulu Advertiser remarked in an editorial on March 23, 1982: “A movement which some people dismissed as short-lived and superficial has become well established. My own family’s recordings and Waimanalo sessions have supported and continue to support this goal.

The timing of this project is critical, as recognized through the passing of Dennis Kamakahi shortly after the completion of Let’s Play Music Part I. We cannot begin too soon to record and capture these treasured performers and their beloved music.
The questions is how big can we make it? Although our goal is $65,000, we have an angel investor who has committed to match up to $115,000 if we can raise it. So every dollar counts and is sincerely appreciated.

Please join us at:
Join us Now
Mahalo nui in advance for your consideration and support.

Me ka ‘oia ‘i’o a hui hou,

Cyril

LPM Cyril Production

Cyril in Honokaa, Fri., Jun. 26, 2015

Cyril in Honokaa Fri., Jun. 26, 2015.

 

On the Scene: Pahinui honored at Duke’s

Cyril Pahinui with award.

Cyril Pahinui takes a close look at his Ho ‘okahiho Award after a formal presentation at Duke’s Waikiki on Tuesday. – Photos by John Berger, jberger@staradvertiser.com

HONOLULU PULSE / JUN. 3, 2015
BY JOHN BERGER / jberger@staradvertiser.com

Cyril Pahinui — multi-Hoku Award-winner and 2014 recipient of the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts Lifetime Achievenment Award — was presented with the 2015 Duke’s Ho‘okahiko Award Tuesday at Duke’s Waikiki in the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.

The Ho‘okahiko Award recognizes individuals who exemplify Hawaiian cultural traditions; Pahinui was honored for his career accomplishments as a singer, musician, teacher and recording artist with the Sunday Manoa, the Gabby Band, the Sandwich Isles Band, the Peter Moon Band and as a solo artist.

Several dozen friends, relatives and members of the Hawaii music and visitor industries joined Duke’s Waikiki manager Keli’i Gouveia for the late-morning presention. Kimo Kahoano emceed; he was also one of many who shared memories of Cyril and his parents, Emily and Gabby “Pops” Pahinui.

 Kimo Kahoano, left, Cyril Pahinui and Keli'i Gouveia.

Kimo Kahoano, left, Cyril Pahinui and Keli’i Gouveia.

Called forward to accept the beautiful Hawaiian petroglyph-style trophy, Pahinui acknowledged several of the entertainers in the audience and mentioned he started playing slack key when he was 7 years old. He thanked Outrigger Hotels and Resorts for its commitment to presenting Hawaiian music seven days a week (he plays there Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.).

Peter Moon Jr., left Cyril Pahinui and Jeff Au Hoy.

Peter Moon Jr., left Cyril Pahinui and Jeff Au Hoy.

Jeff Peterson, left, and Greg Sardinha.

Jeff Peterson, left, and Greg Sardinha.

 State Sen. Brickwood Galuteria, left, Benny Chong and Mike Kaawa.

State Sen. Brickwood Galuteria, left, Benny Chong and Mike Kaawa.

Pahinui also recalled the great musicians he had the opportunity to work with while growing up — his father, Sonny Chillingworth, Atta Isaacs and Peter Moon. And he thanked his wife, Chelle, for her support with his career and with the Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila music, saying simply, “She’s everything to me.”

“I’m so glad that I can continue to pass (the music) down to the new generation of young kids,” he concluded. “I’m still playing. There’s no end.”
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John Berger has been a mainstay in the local entertainment scene for more than 40 years. Contact him via email at jberger@staradvertiser.com.

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

Quick Links to Videos

Holei, Cyril Pahinui
Holei, Cyril Pahinui
Cyril Pahinui, Kani PÅ« Kolu. Wai'alae.
Cyril Pahinui, Kani Pu Kolu. Wai’alae.
Cyril Pahinui,  Kani Pu Kolu. Lepe 'Ula'ula.
Cyril Pahinui
Kani Pu Kolu.
 “Lepe ‘Ula’ula”
Cyril Pahinui | PO Box 29693 | Honolulu | HI | 96820