Thursday, May 8, 2008

A free Cyril Pahinui download

Not wanting to ignore the “PI” dimension of APIA Month – Pacific Islanders – I point you to a FREE MP3 from Cyril Pahinui, a Grammy-winning master of kiho’alu (or Hawaiian slack-key guitar music).

Cyril’s father, Gabby Pahinui, was a very influential slack-key guitarist and a leading figure of the Hawaiian cultural renaissance of the 1970s.

To hear Cyril Pahinui’s rendition of “Meleana E” – a song believed to be more than 100 years old – click here. He plays it on a 12-string guitar.

To download “Meleana E,” follow this link to Download.com. The track is from Cyril’s 2007 album “He’eia.”

2 comments:

Chickaboom said...

That was wonderful. Thank you so much! :)

Undercover Black Man said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Chickaboom.