Gabby Pahinui

and the Waimanalo Kanikapila

Mahalo to everyone who participated in yesterday’s Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila! This year’s event was very special for those who attended in spite of the ua which blessed us. See you at next year’s Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila.

Photos © Blaine Fergerstrom, 2013.

Gabby logo 2013

ALOHA NO! Please join us  for the Sixth Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila!

More info at: www.GabbyPahinui.com, Cyril Pahinui on Facebook, and Gabby Pahinui on Facebook

Mark your calendars! The 2013 Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila has been set for Saturday, August 10, 2013. Order your collectible shirts now in our online store! (Try Firefox if you cannot see the new shirts in our store.)

The 2013 Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila T-Shirt is now available in our store!

2013 Gabby poster

WHAT: The 6th annual GABBY PAHINUI WAIMANALO KANIKAPILA is a gathering of musicians to celebrate and perpetuate Hawai‘i’s unique musical identity and to honor Gabby Pahinui’s contribution and acknowledges the musical heritage of the Waimanalo community. This free event featuring more than 150 of Hawai‘i’s best musicians and hula dancers also includes: community organizations that have educational and informational booths, music workshops, cultural demonstrations and displays, lomi lomi massage, food booths that support athletics and community groups, and some craft vendors. At: 41-741 kalanianaola Hwy Waimanalo, HI 96795

WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Slack Key and ukulele Workshop on August 9, at 1:00 at the Waimanalo Beach Park Pavilion

WHERE: The GABBY PAHINUI WAIMANALO KANIKAPILA is held at the Waimanalo Beach Park where Mayor Fasi dedicated the pavilion in Gabby Pahinui’s name the park is located near the Waimanalo Hawaiian Homestead community where Gabby lived with his family.

COST: The Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila is FREE and open to the public. The event is supported through t-shirt sales. T-shirts are available for purchase at the event or in advance online at gabbypahinui.com.

WHY: During Gabby Pahinui’s life, weekends at the Pahinui home in Waimanalo were a continuous jam session, hosting dozens of musicians, both young and old, who came by to jam with “the Master.” Memorable guests included slack key masters Leland “Atta” Isaacs, Sonny Chillingworth, and Ray Kane, along with David “Feet” Rogers, Joe Marshall, Aunty Jenoa Keawe, Jessie Kalima, Palani Vaughan, and Peter Moon to name only a few. With a welcoming pot of beef stew and rice always on the stove, his Waimanalo home became the perfect setting for a rejuvenation of Hawai‘i’s musical traditions. As Gabby’s fame grew, attendance at the weekend jam sessions mushroomed — sometimes hosting a hundred or more musicians and fans. The jam sessions would begin early on Friday morning and continue straight through to Monday morning.

During the early 80’s, Kanikapila sessions were again founded at “Pop’s” Gabby Pahinui’s namesake Waimanalo Park Pavilion to feature and perpetuate Gabby’s contribution and his Hawaiian style kiho‘alu-slack key music. It has long been the dream of the Pahinui Ohana to acknowledge Waimanalo as a focal point of Kihoalu and Hawaiian music by reestablishing these musical gatherings and their ability to perpetuate, and preserve the uniqueness of Hawai‘i’s musical identity. And most importantly to recognize Gabby’s contribution at the pavilion dedicated in honor of him and everything he stood for.

The Pahinui Ohana along with the Na‘alehu Theatre, and the Waimanalo community, feel that Gabby “Pops” Pahinui and everything that he has done for the State of Hawai‘i, the City and County of Honolulu and the renaissance of Hawaiian music, language and culture played an important role in our past and continues to play an important role in our present. We strongly believe that by presenting the Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila we will preserve and support a thriving Hawaiian Culture, Hawai‘i’s continued music industry growth and our unique identity as a world-class destination while, at the same time, developing and strengthening community pride and partnerships among Ohana, Community Organizations, Businesses, and Government Agencies.

CONTACT: Please feel free to contact me with any requests or questions by phone: 808-722-8575 or email: cyril@cyrilpahinui.com

Maps:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=waimanalo+beach+park&hl=en&fb=1&gl=us&hq=waimanalo+beach+park&radius=15000&t=m&z=14

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=waimanalo+beach+park&hl=en&fb=1&gl=us&hq=waimanalo+beach+park&radius=15000&t=m&z=14

Lineup for the day includes:


MCs

Billy V.

Kimo Kahoano

Jackie Skylark Rossetti

 

Rev Herbert Sniffen

 

Kailihiwa “Hiwa” Vaughan-Darval & Halau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine

Maka‘ala

Pineapple Jam

Bernard Kalua

Barry Kimokeo

Alika Odom

Ryan Tang

 

Nikki Hines & Friends

Nikki Hines

Alan Akaka

Gary Aiko

Sherrie Kaku

Momi Kahawaiolaa

Halau Mele Hawai‘i O Pahinui – Bell Street / Waimanalo Class

Anita Nakamura

Kawika McKeague

Frank Colburn

Cy Irvine

Kamaka “Flower” Pahinui

 

Halau Mele Hawai‘i O Pahinui – Bishop Museum Class

Keoki I

Clayton Kaneshiro

Donald Osurman

Darryl Valdez

Len Kamakawiwo‘ole

 

Punana Leo O Ko‘olau Poko

 

Sean Robbins

Ricky Hana

Doug Fitch

Patrick Landeza

Jeff Petersen

Dennis Kamakahi

Mark Yamanaka

 

The Carmen Haugen Quartet

Keith Haugen

Carmen Haugen

Ron Miyashiro

Frank Uehara

 

Kaiholu

Nathaniel Mahealani Stillman

Trax Enos

Hanale Ka’anapu

Al Roland

Kanakapila

Ben Kaili

Victor Chock

J.J. Ahuna

Dwight Tokumoto

 

Olomana

Jerry Santos

Haunani Apoliona

Wally Suenaga

Nalani Fernandes

 

Hi‘ikua

Kamuela Kimokeo

Kalehua Krug

Blake Leoiki-Haili

 

Waipuna

Kale Hannaha

Matt Sproat

David Kamakahi

 

Regency Park Boys

Roland Cazimero

Duane Komine

Glenn Rosa

 

Hawaiian Boy

Mike Kaawa

Paul Kim

Analu A’ina

Jessie Kalima Ohana

Jessie Kalima

Kaliko Kalima

Zac Castro

Cyril Pahinui

Peter Moon

Jeff Au Hoy

Kata Maduli

Rhonda Lamoka Osurman

 

Palani Vaughan

Kailihiwa “Hiwa” Vaughan-Darval & Halau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine

 

The Aloha Boys

Isaac Jesse Waipulani Ho‘opi‘I

Irv Queja

Glen Hirabayashi

 

David Kahiapo

Dean Wilhelm

Walt Keale

 

Ron Loo

Pomai Loo

 

Greg Sardinha

Gordon Freitas

Keahi Conjugacion

 

Hawaiiloa 

Eddie Palama

Herb Lee

Bobby Kahihikolo

 

Kealoha Kalima Ohana

Kealoha Kalima

Pomaikai Kalima

Bumbo Kalima

Ipo Kalima

 

Mike Keale Band

Mike Keale

Dickey Cantohos

George Kuo

Bo Cortez

 

Makapu Sand Band – City Bus Gang

Albert Kaai

Ken Fischer

Ray Fuegas

Nathan Ioane

 

Loli‘i

Andy Lianos

Bobby Ingano

Pat Paaoao

Kimo Naylon

 

David Kahiliaulani Kuhia Kaio

Harrison Murray

Kaimana

Donald Kaulia

Jeff Rasmussen

Bushrod Meyers

 

Special Mahalo to

Windward Community College

Kana‘iolowalu

Kahe Power Plant Crew

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

City and County of Honolulu

HTA CPEP

Photos © Blaine Fergerstrom, 2012

2012 GPWK t-shirt design

Each year we print a new color t-shirt for the Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Festival and once discontinued, colors are not reprinted making this a valuable collectible. This year’s selected t-shirt colors are Gold, Teal and Brown on a Grey Heather shirt.

Please join us! August 11, 2012 9am to 6pm for the 5th Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila.

Help us raise $35,000 for a bronze statue featuring a Pahinui Family Kanikapila. To this end, we have committed to donate $1 from each t-shirt sold. So, your purchase not only gets you a collectible limited edition t-shirt and supports the continuation of this annual festival at Waimanalo Beach Park it also helps to honor those who have contributed to Hawai‘i’s unique musical voice.
Purchase your 2012 limited edition t-shirt and help us reach this goal at:gabbypahinui. com

Emcees:

  • Billy V.
  • Kimo Kahoano
  • Jackie Skylark Rosetti

Performers:

  • Rev Herbert Sniffen
  • Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine with Halau Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima
  • Maka‘ala
  • Pineapple Jam
  • Bernard Kalua
  • Barry Kimokeo
  • Alika Odom
  • Ryan Tang
  • Halau Mele Hawai‘i O Pahinui
  • Kawika McKeague
  • Frank Colburn
  • Cy Irvine
  • Roy Nakamura
  • Keoki I
  • Clayton Kaneshiro
  • Darryl Valdez
  • Moe Rodke
  • Kamaka “Flower” Pahinui
  • Charlie Iona
  • Ricky Hana
  • The Carmen Haugen Quartet
  • Keith Haugen
  • Carmen Haugen
  • Ron Miyashiro
  • Frank Uehara
  • Kaiholu
  • Nathaniel Mahealani Stillman
  • Trax Enos
  • Hanale Ka’anapu
  • Al Roland
  • Kanakapila
  • Ben Kaili
  • Victor Chock
  • J.J. Ahuna
  • Dwight Tokumoto
  • Olomana
  • Jerry Santos
  • Haunani Apoliona
  • Wally Suenaga
  • Hi‘ikua
  • Kamuela Kimokeo
  • Kalehua Krug
  • Blake Leoiki-Haili
  • Mike Kaawa
  • Paul Kim
  • Analu A’ina
  • Jessie Kalima Ohana
  • Jessie Kalima
  • Kaliko Kalima
  • Zac Castro
  • Nikki Hines & Friends
  • Nikki Hines
  • Alan Akaka
  • Gary Aiko
  • Momi Kahawaiolaa
  • Palani Vaughan
  • Kailihiwa “Hiwa” Vaughan-Darval & Halau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine
  • Mark Yamanaka
  • Sonny Lim
  • George Kuo
  • Dennis Kamakahi
  • David Kahiliaulani Kuhia Kaio
  • Kalapana Awa Band
  • Robert Keliihoomalu Jr.
  • Sam Keliihoomalu
  • Glennwood Tolentino
  • Ipo Kuihano
  • Ikaika Marzo
  • Kale Gumapac
  • Bla Pahinui
  • Rhonda Lamoka Osurman
  • Cyril Pahinui
  • Peter Moon
  • Jeff Au Hoy
  • Kailua Bay Buddies
  • Greg Sardinha
  • Darrell Aquino
  • Mark Caldiera.
  • Clayton Apilando
  • Kealoha Kalima Ohana
  • Kealoha Kalima
  • Pomaikai Puli
  • Bumbo Kalima
  • Ipo Kalima
  • Mike Keale Band
  • Mike Keale
  • Dickey Cantohos
  • Kimo Naylon
  • Andy Llanos
  • Hawaii Loa
  • Eddie Palama
  • Herb Lee
  • Bobby Kahihikolo
  • Donald Kaulia
  • Jeff Rasmussen
  • Bushrod Meyers
  • David Kahiapo
  • Dean Wilhelm
  • Walt Keale

Special Mahalo to

  • Windward Community College
  • Kahe Power Plant Crew
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • City and County of Honolulu
  • HTA CPEP