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Caroline Amenabar/NPR
Caroline Amenabar/NPR

Celebrating the presidential changing of the guard, with a lot of feel-good Soul, Gospel and other hope filled favorites.

Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and taking a musical dive into the sound of progress and resistance.

For lack of a better title... this session of Bridging the Gap will be mostly new beat driven music to hop us into the weekend. Expect new sound from Kraak & Smaak, Diplo, Stereolab and more.

With everything that's going on in politics and here at Hawaii Public Radio... I don't have a chance to really put together a properly researched show.  So this one is going to be eclectic again... with songs picked on the fly and no solid genera or style represented.

Going eclectic again for this session of Bridging the Gap... but sticking to a more mellow side with bits of Jazz, Downtempo and World Music.

Going eclectic for this session of Bridging the Gap... sampling a little Reggae, Punk, Electronic and World over the next two hours.

Winn McNamee
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The playlist for this session of Bridging the Gap started out as a mixture of Americana and American roots music. But the political events of today have drastically thrown the selection. So it's going to be an auditory selection and reflection of the victory and heartbreak of the day.

Kicking off the new year with a collection of new music and new discoveries, weaving mostly back and forth between World and Indie Rock.

This year will be a good one... if we want it.

Here's we go... my last show of 2020, I'm taking a look back on this turbulent year, and picking a few favorite songs that I couldn't get out of my head... some new, some old but all really wonderful and special.

For my last two shows of 2020, I'm taking a look back on this turbulent year, and picking a few favorite songs that I couldn't get out of my head... some new, some old but all really wonderful and special.

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Full disclosure... I really don't care for Christmas music. It just seems so forced, and is way over-played. But there are a few good selections out there, that remind me of the season, so that's what this session of Bridging the Gap will be: Christmas (if I had to do Christmas).

Creating a little pre-Christmas movement for this session of Bridging the Gap, picking most of the music on the fly, and getting through bits of House, Afro-Beat, Soul, Latin and just a little (non-cheesy) Christmas Music.

Celebrating the Winter Solstice with a selection of beautiful, mellow, songs that remind me of winter, snow and cuddling up.

Digging through the Off-Cuts... songs I've played sometime during the last year, but for some reason forgot about, or got lost in the mix. Tonight's selection is going to be more upbeat, with electronic music, a little latin and other global fusion.

Digging through the Off-Cuts... songs I've played sometime during the last year, but for some reason forgot about, or got lost in the mix. Tonight's selection is going to be on the more mellow side, exploring Downtempo, Jazz and Indie Folk.

Playing back more favorite songs from the past year (according to Spotify), with this session being more Indie Rock heavy.  It's been a tough year for us all, but the music has been good, and light.  I also wanted to thank everyone who beccame a sustaining member during this last End of Year Pledge Drive, and an additional thank you to everyone who is already a sustaining member.

Scott Listfield
Scott Listfield

Digging deeper into some favorite songs from the past year (according to Spotify), so it's going to be an eclectic, yet killer way to fall into the weekend. We're also in the HPR End of Year Mini-Drive, so if you can help support Public Radio please do so by clicking the link below.

Jeremy Booth
Jeremy Booth

Exploring new discoveries from mostly familiar artists in this session of Bridging the Gap. Eclectic selections ranging from Indie Rock to Downtempo.

Rae Pozdro for NPR
Rae Pozdro for NPR

NPR Music just released their Top 100 songs of 2020, and if you follow that team, you know that they go all over the place, and it really is "all songs considered", and occasionally they put out some strange offerings mixed into some real discoveries. So for this session of Briging the Gap, I'm going to cherry pick some of the 1oo, and weigh my taste against NPRs.

Sotomayor
Sotomayor

Uggg It's happening again. I'm repeating a show.. this time one from March which was an eclectic global show. So we're Traveling across the board... and bridging that musical gap tonight with new music from Shabaka and the Ancestors, Sotomayor, Dr. Rubberfunk and more. It's going to be an electronic afro-funky eclectic latin jazzy good time.

Going with the easy song selection and taking a 1st stab at the Best of 2020 (according to my Spotify)... So it's going to be eclectic to say the least. But everyting is going to be killer, well tested, and something fun to close out this dumpster-fire of a year.

Staying with familiar territory this evening on Bridging the Gap, and picking a mixture of Downtempo, Jazz and World Fusion.

For this Black Friday, I'm doing something rare and terrible...and replaying this show from June featuring funky grooves, complex rhythms, Drum and Bass, and a lot of music from Tru-Thoughts records.

Since the recording of this show didn't exactly land on Thanksgiving, I'm going to revive an old playlist of songs that I play when I cook. Most of it was taken from a mix I made for HPR in 2017. Hopefully you can use it to soundtrack your kitchen!  There's also a companion mix for dinner.

Oh how I missed the rain. The sights, the sound, the snuggling. So this session of Bridging the Gap will be a collection of songs I got stuck in my head while watching the rain come down.

Picking up where I left off on Wednesday with an eclectic mix of World Music with an electronic beat driven touch. Expect bits of Cumbia, Afro-Funk and other groove.  The inspiration for a lot of tonight's show came from a Spotify playlist called Folk Fabrique

This eclectic session of Bridging the Gap will focus on World Music with an electronic beat driven touch. Expect bits of Cumbia, Afro-Funk and other groove.  The inspiration for a lot of tonight's show came from a Spotify playlist called Folk Fabrique

On good weekends when I have free time, I have a hobby of fixing and restoring old surfboards. There's something wonderful about breathing new life into something old and getting it back into the water. It's also an opportunity to listen to music uninterrupted. So, the music in this session of Bridging the Gap are some favorites when I'm surrounded by fiberglass dust and fumes.

Nothing Happened Today
Nothing Happened Today

Electronic beats dominate this not-so-scary late night Friday the 13th session of Bridging the Gap. What's scary is that most of it will be picked on the fly, and built around new music from Sault, Quantic, Bonobo, Kokoroko and more.

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