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Bridging Time Capsule ~ Sharene Taba & 80's Punk in Hawaii

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We're kicking off a new series of Bridging the Gap, called The Time Capsule... where we take a deep dive into a single historical moment in musical history. Tonight we're joined by Sharene Taba, from HPR-2 who is curating a selection of Punk and New Wave from Hawai'i.

CONTENT WARNING: Starting this Thursday, the Bridging the Gap team will no longer be making individual blog posts for each show. 

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Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
Sharene Keliʻipunilei Lum Taba grew up in Pearl City listening to a variety of music – mostly in the car and the choice of the driver (Grandma, Mom, Dad, sister or brother). It ranged from Hawaiian to Japanese Enka to Top 40 to HPR. Sharene played the violin in school, and is now a professional freelance harpist and mother. She and husband jazz bassist Dean Taba love to play and listen to music, and are raising their children to celebrate the love of learning and of all kinds of music.
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