The Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila is named after the legendary singer and slack key guitar player who helped ignite the Hawaiian renaissance in the 1970’s. This Saturday’s festival features a stellar line up of local musicians. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa got the story from Gabby’s son, Cyril Pahinui.
The 5th Annual GABBY PAHINUI WAIMANALO KANIKAPILA happens Saturday, August 11, 2012 9:00am – 6:00pm at the Waimanalo Beach Park where the pavilion is dedicated in Gabby Pahinui’s name. The park is located near the Waimanalo Hawaiian Homestead community where Gabby lived with his family.
The Kanikapila is free and open to the public.
From the Kanikapila press release:
The 5th 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. It 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.
Check out the Slack Key and Ukulele Workshop on August 10, at 1:00 at the Waimanalo Beach Park Pavillion