2014 Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila Performers!

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

Mark your calendars! The 2014 Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila has been set for Saturday, August 9, 2014.

Gabby Pahinui 2014 backThis FREE event is supported through t-shirt sales.

The 2014 Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila T-Shirt is now on sale for a limited time!

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Order your collectible shirts now in our online store!

Poster and list of performing artists will be posted soon. Please watch our postings on Facebook and here at: www.gabbypahinui.com

Event Description:

The 7th Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila, is a “gathering of Hawaiian Musicians” to recognize Gabby Pahinui & Waimanalo as a center for Hawaiian music & cultural preservation, while developing & strengthening community pride & partnerships among ohana, community organizations, businesses & government agencies

Most importantly, the event makes a vital investment in the practices of cultural foundation building. The project is initiated from within the Hawaiian cultural community by Native Hawaiians who have dedicated their lives to supporting cultural practices, through preservation and educational programs. The event brings cultural practitioners together to connect to the special bond they share and to network/interact while sharing their knowledge and talents. Many of the most recognized and iconic musicians of today, including Gabby’s own now legendary sons began their training at musical gatherings such as this. There is a strong desire to bring back that musical character, connection, interaction, and happening to Waimanalo and to acknowledge the musical heritage of the Waimanalo community.

On August 8, 2014, the event begins with music workshops held at the pavilion. These workshops are being expanded due to growing interest in learning from Hawaiian master musicians. The main event on August 9th is designed as a gathering for musicians providing the opportunity to connect, play music and spend the day together. In the true kanikapila tradition they contribute to the day’s performances often playing with musicians other than their regular group/bands. It is expected that over 200 musicians and dancers will perform, beginning at 9:00am and continuing to 6:00pm.

Although the audience is secondary, because the event is free and open to the public more than 2,000 people join the gathering to watch and listen and experience this unprecedented cultural celebration. The event also provides an opportunity for community groups and organizations to set up informational displays and sell various arts and crafts for their fundraising. Food booths provided by community organizations and Waimanalo athletic groups feature era related local Hawaiian luau plate lunch, fried fish, poki, huli chicken, B-B-Q plates, patelles, shave ice, and the customary chili bowl and beef stew and rice.

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

2014 PERFORMERS!

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
  • Ron Loo
  • Pomai Loo
  • Andrew Molinda

Alan Akaka & Friends

  • Alan Akaka
  • Gary Aiko
  • Mālie Lyman
  • Eric Kaleo Keawe
  • Momi Kahawaiolaa
  • Kaipo Asing

Halau Mele Hawai‘i O Pahinui – Bishop Museum Class

  • Keoki I
  • Clayton Kaneshiro
  • Donald Osurman
  • Darryl Valdez
  • Kawika McKeague
  • Frank Colburn
  • Cy Irvine
  • Rodney Nagao
  • James Pilgrim
  • Sonny Perreira
  • Sean Robbins
  • Ricky Hana
  • Doug Fitch
  • Randy Parker
  • Jeff Petersen
  • Nathan Aweau

Hi‘ikua

  • Kamuela Kimokeo
  • Kalehua Krug
  • Blake Leoiki-Haili

Waipuna

  • Kale Hannahs
  • Matt Sproat
  • David Kamakahi

The Carmen Haugen Quartet

  • Keith Haugen
  • Carmen U‘ilani Haugen
  • Ron Miyashiro
  • Frank Uehara

Kaiholu

  • Nathaniel Mahealani Stillman
  • Trax Enos
  • Hanale Ka‘anapu
  • Albert Rowland

Kanakapila

  • Ben Kaili
  • Victor Chock
  • Dwight Tokumoto

Regency Park Boys

  • Roland Cazimero
  • Duane Komine
  • Glenn Rosa

Hawaiian Boy

  • Mike Kaawa
  • Analu A’ina
  • Paul Kim

Jesse Kalima ‘Ohana

  • Jesse Kalima, Jr.
  • Kaliko Kalima
  • Zac Castro
  • Kai Artis
  • Cyril Pahinui
  • Peter Moon
  • Jeff Au Hoy
  • Kunia Galdeira
  • Sonny Lim
  • Rhonda Lamoka Osurman
  • Kata Maduli
  • Randy Meyers
  • Troy Millard
  • Palani Vaughan
  • Sonny Kalua
  • Eric Lee
  • Kailihiwa “Hiwa” Vaughan-Darval & Halau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine
  • David Kahiapo
  • Joe Berinobis
  • George Kuo

Greg Sardinha and Friends

  • Greg Sardinha
  • Darrell Aquino
  • Mark Caldeira
  • Clayton Apilando
  • Gigi Takaki

‘Aina Folk

  • Gordon Freitas
  • James Christian
  • Jessie Yanez

Kealoha Kalima Ohana

  • Kealoha Kalima
  • Pomaikai Puli
  • Bumbo Kalima
  • Ipo Kalima

Mike Keale Band

  • •Michael Keale
  • •Dickey Cantohos
  • •Nathan Nahinu

Loli‘i

  • Andy Llanos
  • Patrick Paaoao
  • Kimo Naylon
  • David Kahiliaulani Kuhia Kaio
  • Harrison Murray
  • Duke Domingo

Na Hoa

  • Keone Souza
  • Ikaika Blackburn
  • Halehaku Seabury
  • Ku Souza
  • Ekolu Chang
  • Liki Tavete
  • Makana

Loi Generation

  • E‘ala Stevens-Britos
  • Ken Afong
  • Joel Kamakele
  • Ron Johnson

Donald Kaulia Band

  • Donald Kaulia
  • Bucky Goo
  • Kale Bannister
  • Wendy Kaulia

Special Mahalo to

  • Windward Community College
  • Ananda Fund Hawai‘i
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • City and County of Honolulu
  • HTA CPEP
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Mahalo nui loa!

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.

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2013 Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila

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

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