Bridging the Gap

Weekdays 10pm-Midnight on HPR-1
  • Hosted by Nick Yee, dj mr.nick
  • Local Host Paige Okamura
  • Local Anchor Harrison Patiño

Bridging the Gap is Hawaii Public Radio's late night eclectic journey into sound, 10-midnight on HPR-1. Anchored by dj mr.nick, and now featuring Paige Okamura on Tuesday nights and Harrison Patiño on Thursday nights. Together they explore a wide range of music from Indie Rock to Electronic, to World, to Jazz, to Hawaiian, and everything in between.

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Casey Weldon
Casey Weldon

Keeping the music eclectic for this evening's session of Bridging the Gap. Starting out with some modern Jazz and finding our way from there.

Rachel Breitweser for Punahou Schools
Rachel Breitweser for Punahou Schools

Paige Okamura, better known as DJ Mermaid at KTUH guest hosts this session of Bridging the Gap.

Keeping the vibe mellow and chilled this evening on Bridging the Gap, with slow, pretty head nodding beats through the late night airwaves.

Picking off where Ray Cruz left off, and just stringing some songs together for your Friday evening. Going back and forth between Latin Jazz, new light electronic sounds and a little indie rock.

Mohammad Fzi
Mohammad Fzi

Sticking the the Jazz this evening... with a very loose representation as to what that may mean. Exploring both contemporary and traditional Jazz, with new releases mixed in.

For most part... I'm picking music on the fly for this session of Bridging the Gap, but trying to steer towards a more global, more upbeat feeling of exploration.

Exploring a little Indie Americana this evening. Mixing in a little Indie Rock, Country and other surprises.

Celebrating this Martin Luther King Jr. Day with timeline of songs. Starting with the civil war, moving through the horror of lynching and slavery, then moving into songs taken from, or inspired by the civil rights movement.

It's a random Friday for this session of Bridging the Gap. Picking music on the fly, and just keeping it fun for this late evening.

Exploring a mixture of Jamaican Ska, Reggae & Dancehall with a spotlight on dancehall legend Sister Nancy ahead of her show at the Blue Note tomorrow.

No theme for tonight's show... just DJing and picking out music on the fly. Either way I'm gonna try to keep it light and addictive.

Casey Weldon
Casey Weldon

Exploring new music this evening on Bridging the Gap.

Weaving around classical creations, tango, and a little gypsy swing this evening on Bridging the Gap.

Turning towards a more electronic sound for this evenings session of Bridging the Gap. Wrapping it all around a new release from the Chemical Brothers... so it's a good night to strap on the headphones and turn the bass up.

Jim Marshall
Jim Marshall

Once in a while a picture can inspire an entire show. In this case it's this shot of Johnny Cash by Jim Marshall shaking hands with an inmate at his performance at Folsom Prison. So I'm starting there, and finding my way with you.

Exploring Jazz with a global element this evening on Bridging the Gap.

Anna Tillett
Anna Tillett

There's a lot going on in tonight's session of Bridging the Gap. We're celebrating the birthday of David Bowie, looking back on the impact of Alan R. Pearlman founder of ARP Instruments who passed away on January 6th, and reflecting on the struggles over the border.

Robert Jahns
Robert Jahns

Keeping the vibes chilled and mellow for this session of Bridging the Gap.

Tracy Chan for Metro HNL
Tracy Chan for Metro HNL

Paying tribute through song to Christa Wittmier, better known as Super CW who lost her fight with cancer yesterday. She was a wonderful co-dj and always brightened the room.

Exploring new music this evening on Bridging the Gap...nuff said.

Dulk1
Dulk1

Since this show is a AAA format...and it's all about keeping the air eclectic, that's just what I'm going to do for tonight's show, trying to skip all over the place, in all sorts of different genres.

Happy New Years to you and yours! For this 1st show of the year, I'm just running through a few favorites that carry a sprit of hope and reflection to start us all out on the right foot.

Here we go! The last show for Bridging the Gap for 2018. 
...and it's day 3 of the best of 2018. Some new releases, and a few songs that I just couldn't live without.

Day 2 of our listen back to favorites from 2018. Some new releases, and a few songs that I just couldn't live without.

For the next 3 days (my last 3 shows of the year), I'm counting down favorites from 2018.  Some new releases, and a few songs that I just couldn't live without.

It's Christmas Day... and wishing you all a happy holiday. Tonight's show is is going to be a collection of a few Christmas songs as well as a few other songs that remind me of winter and a reflective holiday season.

Full confession. I hate Christmas music. It's just too programed, and rammed down our throats. With that said... there are a few standouts here and there, and that's what will make up tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

Soundtracking the Winter Solstice in the session of Bridging the Gap. The actual solstice takes place 23 minutes after the show ends, so it's as close as we're going to get together. Expect mellow, pretty reflective sounds to fill the late night air.

This set is going to be upbeat. 
Upbeat with a global twist...working out possible selections for tomorrows opening set for Jeremy Sole (pictured) at Soulgasm.

Digging into roots music in this session of Bridging the Gap. Sampling a little vintage Hawaiian music from the Royal Hawaiian Troubadours, the resurgence of African American folk, and a little modern Americana.

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