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The Pahinui Brothers

Carrying on the tradition of ‘slack major’ Hawaiian guitar music spearheaded by their pops, Gabby Pahinui, his offspring also have progressively melded their island appear with components of soul, country and reggae. They’re termed a ‘string music group’ by dint of the use of acoustic guitar, ukulele, steel acoustic guitar …

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Kealiʻi Reichel

Typically the most popular Hawaiian artist from the 1990s, Keali’i Reichel has artfully balanced obligatory concessions to American pop music using the heartfelt qualities of traditional Hawaiian chanting, a method that places tremendous importance on conveying intense emotion using the intricacies from the human voice. The first-born child of the …

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Roy Smeck

You might recognize the name Roy Smeck just as much for his own prolific recordings for the a large number of acoustic guitar instruction books he issued through the entire years. Blessed with a few of the most nimble fingertips imaginable, Smeck’s method of music frequently bordered around the showy, …

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Dennis Kamakahi

Hawaiian slack crucial guitarist and songwriter Dennis Kamakahi 1st surfaced in 1973 as an associate of ukelele virtuoso Eddie Kamae’s group the Sons of Hawaii, updating guitar legend Pops Gabby Pahinui. Kamakahi’s tenure using the group lasted some 22 years, where time he had written some traditional hulas including “Pua …

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Hui ‘Ohana

Comprising twin brothers, Ledward and Nedward Kaapana (given birth to: 1950), and their Portuguese-Hawaiian cousin, Dennis Pavao (given birth to: 1952), Hui ‘Ohana (“band of the family members”) is among Hawaii’s leading rings. Associated their falsetto harmonies with melodic slack-key acoustic guitar selecting, the trio offers used their music from …

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Cyril Pahinui

Hawaiian slack important guitarist Cyril Pahinui was created on Apr 21, 1950, and raised about the island of Oahu; his dad, Pops Gabby Pahinui, was a famed slack essential guitarist aswell, using the family’s house a regular gathering place for regional musicians. Affected by his dad in addition to family …

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Cindy Combs

Kaua’i -based multi-instrumentalist Cindy Combs is among the few women to understand the slack essential guitar custom of Hawaii. A previous student of important slack essential guitarist Keola Beamer, Combs is growing as a new player, mixing traditional Hawaiian music with great jazz influences. Associated with her nine-piece music group, …

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James Bla Pahinui

The next oldest son of influential slack key guitarist Gabby Pahinui, Wayne ‘Bla’ Pahinui has adopted in his father’s footsteps. A forward thinking slack crucial guitarist, in his personal right, Pahinui is well known for his special phrasing. As he described in a middle-’90s interview, “I love to stretch records …

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Keola Beamer

Keola Beamer (b. Keolamaikalani Breckenridge Beamer) is really a grasp of Hawaiian slack important acoustic guitar playing. The author of “Honolulu Town Lights,” among Hawaii’s top-selling tunes ever, Beamer was among the 1st to mix traditional Hawaiian chants and devices with contemporary affects. Representing the 5th generation of music artists …

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Sonny Chillingworth

To understand just how the gentle, ploink-a-plunk sounds of slack-key electric guitar manage to stay popular in the times of electronic music and beat-heavy hip-hop, one must understand the influence of artists such as for example Sonny Chillingworth. He was raised among Big Isle paniolos (cowboys) and old-school slack-key guitarists. …

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