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Gabby Pahinui

2020 Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila To Live Stream

Gabby Pahinui
Winston Kawamoto photo of Gabby Pahinui at concert in 1974.

Not knowing if we would/will be able to reschedule the open park setting, we will present the 2020 Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila in a livestream, digital form. We are now working with our media partners to design that format. Please watch for announcements as to form and details as we approach August 8, 2020.

For those of you who purchased 2020 t-shirts prior to the event, mahalo nui for your support. Funds received from the t-shirt sales are supporting the effort to keep our music teachers employed. With that, we have also agreed to support development of a series of digital lessons that can be shared not just in our partnering, local schools but with any number of students worldwide. For those who would like to get the 2020 shirt, please order online at gabbypahinui.com or via email.

You’ve always been there for us, and we’ll always be there for you. We thank you for your support and understanding and would like to offer this stream of highlights from the 2019 performances.

We eagerly look forward to August 8th and to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.

Link  –  https://vimeo.com/mymoviie/review/411579674/fbd3d4da82

13th Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila

Please Join us April 25, 2020 for the 13th Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila at Waimānalo Beach Park 
Prior to his passing on November 17, 2018, Cyril was excited about continuing the Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila and beach clean-up.
“It’s a very nice place and we get a good crowd.  The music tells it all.”                                                                                                     ~Cyril Pahinui
The Na’alehu Theatre, Pahinui Productions and Outrigger Resorts are proud to carry this unprecedented event forward to celebrate the musical heritage of Waimānalo, Gabby’s April 22nd, and Cyril’s April 21st birthdays.
As a tribute to his late father, Cyril Pahinui initiated the Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila in 2007. Since then, it has grown to become one of Hawai’i’s premier celebrations of Hawaiian music. The Na’alehu Theatre, Pahinui Productions and Outrigger Resorts are proud to carry this unprecedented event forward to celebrate the musical heritage of Waimānalo.
The festival is designed after gatherings remembered from Cyril’s childhood days, when weekends at the family’s home on Bell Street in Waimānalo were a continuous kanikapila. As in those days, the event attracts more than 100 musicians and gives thousands of fans an opportunity to witness some truly unforgettable moments, amazing performances, and one of a kind all-star jams by some of Hawai’i’s greatest musicians who get together to play music in the park.

12th Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila

Please Join us April 20, 2019 for the
12th Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila
at Waimānalo Beach Park 

Prior to his passing on November 17, 2018, Cyril was excited about planning the festival, performance line-up, beach clean-up. He was instrumental in selecting the T-shirt color representing the often seen Celadon Blue water of the Waimānalo coast.
It’s a very nice place and we get a good crowd.  The music tells it all.”

                                                                                                     ~Cyril Pahinui
As a tribute to his late father, Cyril Pahinui initiated the Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila in 2007. Since then, it has grown to become one of Hawai’i’s premier celebrations of Hawaiian music. The Na’alehu Theatre, Pahinui Productions and Outrigger Resorts are proud to carry this unprecedented event forward to celebrate the musical heritage of Waimānalo, Gabby’s April 22nd, and Cyril’s April 2st birthdays.
The festival is designed after gatherings remembered from Cyril’s childhood days, when weekends at the family’s home on Bell Street in Waimānalo were a continuous kanikapila. As in those days, the event attracts more than 100 musicians and gives thousands of fans an opportunity to witness some truly unforgettable moments, amazing performances, and one of a kind all-star jams by some of Hawai’i’s greatest musicians who get together to play music in the park.
The Na’alehu Theatre, Pahinui Productions and Outrigger Resorts are proud to carry this unprecedented event forward to celebrate the musical heritage of Waimānalo, Gabby’s April 22nd, and Cyril’s April 21st birthdays.

(For those who pre-ordered, please note the picture shirt design was changed as a special recognition of Cyril’s recent passing. The original design will be offered at a later time).

The Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila is FREE to attend and is supported by limited edition-collectible t-shirt sales, available at the event or online at:

12 th Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila

12 th Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila
Waimānalo Beach Park
April 20, 2019
9am to 6pm

The Na‘alehu Theatre announces the 12 th Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila.
This annual gathering of more than 100 of Hawai‘i’s best musicians and hula dancers is held in Waimānalo to honor Gabby Pahinui and his contributions to Hawaiian music and to acknowledges the musical heritage of the Waimānalo community.

This FREE event also includes: educational and informational booths, music workshops, cultural
demonstrations and displays, lomi lomi massage, food booths that support athletics and community groups, and some arts and craft vendors. A second day, April 21 st was been added to the festival that features an extensive beach clean-up managed by Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i. In 2018, over 1800 people were recruited for this amazing community activity.

Paying homage to his late father, Cyril Pahinui initiated the Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila in 2007. The festival is designed after gatherings remembered from Cyril’s childhood days, when weekends at the family’s home on Bell Street in Waimānalo were a continuous kanikapila. As in those days, the event attracts more than 100 musicians and gives thousands of fans an opportunity to witness some truly unforgettable moments, amazing performances, and one of a kind all-star jams by some of Hawai‘i’s greatest musicians who get together to play music in the park. The 12th annual festival celebrates the musical heritage of Waimānalo, Gabby’s April 22nd birthday, Cyril’s April 21st birthday, and offers a special recognition of Cyril’s recent passing. Cyril was excited about the festival, performance line-up and the beach clean-up and was instrumental in selecting the T-shirt design.

In addition to the festival and at Cyril’s request, the Na‘alehu Theatre has also committed to and been
approved by the City and County of Honolulu Parks Department to begin fund-raising to support
replacement of the Pavilion at the beach park including added amenities and features. A second shirt has been designed and will be available both online and at the event that supports this effort. We look forward to making this a dynamic community effort supported by world-wide t-shirt sales, which can be purchased at the event or online at: www.naalehutheatre.com

Presented in partnership with Nā‘ālehu Theatre, City and County of Honolulu, ‘Aha Mele, Outrigger
Hotels, Hawaii Tourism Authority, and OHA the Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila is FREE to attend and is supported by sales of t-shirts, which can be purchased at the event or online at
www.gabbypahinui.com

CONTACT: Please feel free to contact us with any requests or questions by phone: 808-896-1911 or email: chelle@cyrilpahinui.com

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