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Paying tribute to the music of Toots Hibbert who passed away at last week at 77, and other classics in Reggae, Ska and Lovers Rock.

Toots Hibbert, frontman and lead vocalist of Toots & The Maytals, passed away a few days ago so tonight we're honoring his music and exploring the music that was influenced by Toots and the Maytals.

Spinning a collection of loverʻs rock to rockaway to this sultry summer evening.

Special thanks to dj mr.nick & Harrison Patino for contributing to tonight's playlist!

Subbing in for DJ mrnick tonight with dub sounds for this Friday evening.

 

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On episode 2 of my HPR + HIFF collab idea, our guest selections come from local Kanaka Maoli filmmaker, ʻĀina Paikai.

ʻĀina's portfolio includes several award winning nationally televised documentaries during his long career with ʻŌiwiTV such as Moananuiākea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe, which HPR recently presented on Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, and Hawaiʻi Island. 

Rocksteady vibes on tonight's edition of Bridging the Gap, with a sprinkling of some newer tracks that were inspired by the rocksteady standards.

In an interview special airing today and tomorrow, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes reggae's greatest living legend, Jimmy Cliff, back to the show to discuss the newly released Collector’s Edition of the landmark Jamaican film The Harder They Come. From the late Director

A collection of island-inspired summer beach vibes. An ecclectic mix of reggae, ska, indie-electro, and rock. Perfect for a hot, summer day, lying on the beach. Some of the local tracks are songs that DJ Mermaid grew up with, including the Hawaiian Style Band, who's hosting our upcoming Talk Story event with members of the original Hawaiian Style Band.

Dub-A-Lubba.
No words can describe what this means. But we do know that this session with Paige Okamura will be filled with laid back dub-groove vibes.

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.

Mike Love
Mike Love

Musician Mike Love was born and raised on O’ahu, he’s been playing in bands since Kaiser High School.  Riding a wave of internet popularity, he’ll perform in Costa Rica this month, then in 28 cities nationally from Portland, to Key West. HPR ‘s Noe Tanigawa reports Love attracts a local following too, with rock/jazz reggae, dreads to his ankles, and a message of unity.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, I'm talking to musician, filmmaker and activist Michael Franti, frontman for the group Spearhead.  They play shows this Friday at the Republik and Sunday at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.  So the music will be positive, with heavy reggae notes.  

Listen to the interview: 

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

When legendary promoter, Tom Moffatt, passed last month, eyes turned to the team at Bamp Project as the most likely successors in the very important task of booking Hawai‘i’s entertainment offerings.  If that’s the case, the guys at Bamp say they have several decades ahead to prove themselves.  Meanwhile, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports there’s quality and diversity so far in the 2017 line up.

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