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HPR-1 - Jazz, Blues, World

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Applause in a Small Room

Join sound engineer Jason Taglianetti each week as he shares live performances recorded in HPR's Atherton Studio.  Whether it's a local or visiting artist, whether it's blues, jazz, rock, or country, the performances share one thing...the magic that happens in live performance. HPR’s Applause in a Small Room concluded on January 30, 2022

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B-Sides and Beyond

Take a journey down the yellow brick road of music from Abba to Zappa and most everything in between. A genre-busting music show that stretches the boundaries wherever possible. A chance to dust off the old nuggets and other songs that deserve our attention.

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Blues from the Basement

Blues from the Basement is a traditional blues show. Whether it's Mississippi, Chicago, Delta, or Piedmont blues, we cover it and try to remain true for the purists. And for those folks who may either have misconceptions about the blues or have never really delved into the blues, we do our best to give our listeners a musical education on this great American art form.

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Brazilian Experience

Host Sandy Tsukiyama takes you on a weekly musical trip to our largest neighbor in Latin America. Get to know the vanguard of Brazilian musical artists and composers throughout recorded history, as well as the rising stars of tomorrow.

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Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap is HPR’s late night music show where hosts pick an eclectic selection of music from the past to the present. From Indie Rock, to Electronic Music, to Soul, to Hawaiian, to World Music the idea is to keep your ears guessing and discovering. Catch dj mr.nick on Monday, Wednesday. Paige Okamura on Tuesday, Aisha Kadomatsu  on Thursday, and Marc Ito on Friday. 

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Evening Jazz

Evening Jazz focuses on the latest in instrumental and vocal releases in a wide range within the jazz genre. The Jazz Calendar at 8:06 and 9:06 p.m. keeps you updated on local jazz venues and performers.

Hawaiʻi Kulāiwi

Hawaiʻi Kulāiwi takes a deep dive into the composers, artists, moʻolelo, and the history of Hawaiian music. This show analyzes our kuleana to our kulāiwi, or native land, and how it's been woven into Hawaiian music.

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Kanikapila Sunday

In Hawaiian, "kani ka pila" means "play music," and Hawaiʻi Public Radio's Louise Keali'iloma King Lanzilotti plays the latest in Hawaiian music, plus classic songs from Hawaiʻi's past.

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Mauka to Makai

For generations, Hawai‘i's musicians have embraced every genre, style and sound imaginable, from jazz and soul to folk and rock, from funk and R&B to electronic and so much more. This is the sound of the people who call Hawai‘i home, from mauka to makai and everything in between.

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The Real Deal

Join host Seth Markow as he presents the entire historical and stylistic spectrum of jazz in a lucid, entertaining and informative manner. The birthdays of great jazz artists are often celebrated with musical biographies.