Let’s Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui & Friends
An intimate look at master slack key artist Cyril Pahinui, his friends, and family as they play music and reminisce about his father, Gabby Pahinui, one of Hawaiʻi’s true recording legends.
Master slack key musician Cyril Pahinui (featured in Pacific Heartbeat 100 – Waimea ‘Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar), jams with some of the best musicians in Hawai‘i in these intimate backyard performances. Cyril is the son of Gabby “Pop” Pahinui, who is considered the “Godfather” of Hawaiian slack key guitar and whose music was featured prominently in the Academy Award winning film, The Descendants.
Available until May 2017 through American Public Television
Nāʻālehu Anthony is a Native Hawaiian and is the founder of Palikū Documentary Films - a production company that focuses on documentaries and oral histories with a special emphasis on Hawaiʻi and its people. Anthony has a vast array of experience in the film industry and has been immersed in the Hawaiian community throughout his life. His desire to give voice to Hawaiʻi's stories as told by Hawaiians from their own perspective is the very reason Nāʻālehu pursued a career in film and television. Nāʻālehu's other great passion is being a part of the Hawaiian voyaging community. As a crewmember since 1995 and more recently as a captain aboard Hōkūleʻa, his voyaging experiences have shaped and defined him as a person and been the focal point for his films.