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Tonight's show took a decidedly soulful turn. We started off by paying tribute to the recently passed Nigerian drummer and afrobeat legend Tony Allen, but quicky transitioned into some lesser known cuts from the heyday of soul and funk. Expect some tracks you've never head before, and maybe a few that you have.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we'll start with some pretty straightforawrd classic soul offerings and then move later on into some indie and psychadelic rock - all while inadvertantly paying tribute to a couple of recently passed musicians.

Seriously, what's going on? There seems to be a serious uptick of musician deaths. Both from Coronavirus and natural causes. It's almost starting to dominate the programing in the most grim way.

Tonight's episode is co-curated by Mister Modular of KTUH FM Honolulu. His real name is Leon Naldo, and we're also fortunate to have him on staff here at HPR as a board operator. Leon has a degree in Information & Computer Science and he's been an on-air DJ at KTUH for 7 years. His show "My Little Corner of the World" airs every Friday from 9 AM to noon.

Fat Tuesday may have come and gone, but who doesn't love more Mardi Gras music? Jazz, soul, funk and a whole heck of a lot of brass band - all coming from in and around the great city of New Orleans.

In keeping up with the soulful theme laid down by my fellow DJ Paige with her motown on Tuesday, I'll be playing a selection  of soulful tracks tonight - all from modern artists. 

Tonight's episode is all about Motown - the classics as well as some not-so-well-known tracks from the label and its subsidiaries.

Mellow, soulful and lowkey tracks tonight on Bridging the Gap -  featuring soul, indie, and a few world selections tucked away throughout the evening. 

For tonight's show, we'll be paying tribute to Dr. King with a great selection of gospel, blues, jazz and just a touch of soul. Songs about struggle, perseverance and fighting the good fight to ring in Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Due to recent weather, tonight's show was curated around the feeling of snuggling up under the covers while listening to the rain outside. It's what I call "burrito weather" in which you basically roll yourself up into your blanket like a human burrito.

Lots of acoustic folk, indie, and soul - stuff that makes you want to snuggle a little closer and burrito a little tighter.

Digging through funky soulful riffs and sample sources in this upbeat session of Bridging the Gap.

Happy Thanksgiving! Through a track list comprising mainly of jazz and soul (the kind of music I like to listen to when I'm digging in to my Turkey Day spread) and a few wild cards thrown in at the end, we'll be ringing in the holiday with no shortage of songs with titles that evoke thanks, gratitude and, most importantly, food.

No theme, no plan tonight. Instead, we'll be zig-zagging our way through a handful of different genres anywhere from tropical world to chillout. It's about the journey, not the destination -right?

Tonight, a slew of new (and new-ish) releases ranging from soul and jazz to indie and experimental. New music, hot off the press.

While our beloved captain of the Bridging The Gap team is off galavanting in the Nihon motherland, I've decided to commemorate the veteran DJ himself by curating tonight's show in his honor. Every song in tonight's show is a song or artist I have been turned on to by sassy-pants himself, either from his old KTUH show "The Jet Set," or from Bridging The Gap, or his various club sets over the years. In a way, it'll be like he never left...

  Two weeks ago I did an all-women's voices themed show. Tonight we're bringing balance back to the universe and highlighting some of my favorite male voices in music. Definitely not a definitive list of male voices, but just a sampler based on some of my favorite smooth crooners.

It seems like another week of heavy news stories emerging all across the globe, so to remedy that somewhat we'll be playing some world music here on Bridging the Gap tonight. Tons of afrobeat, psychedelic and soul from the four corners of our hectic world.

Bridging the Gap's All-Vinyl week just keeps on... truckin. For day 4 of our momentous celebration of sound on wax, we kick things off with some old school funk and soul hits, moving to some contemporary and punk sounds later on.

Joan Cornella

We'll be forgoing any convuluted themes or metapohrical musical explorations here on Bridging the Gap tonight. Instead: upbeat, heartbeat-raising music - plain and simple.

School is back in session and August is rolling to a close, leaving the dog days of summer upon us. For me, the final days of summer evoke a feeling of sultry tension and moodiness - so I wanted to play some tracks to reflect those feelings. Tonight's show will feature some great acoustic tracks earlier on, moving to indie rock and soul in the second hour.

Besides her obvious penchant for alliteration, DJ Mermaid also loves soul music so tonight's show is full of it. Featuring tracks from classic soul, to neo-soul, with a sprinkling of ska.

Maryanne ito

Singer, songwriter Maryanne Ito is a single mother of two, and she was serious about her full time insurance career, when her debut album reached #4 on the U.K. Soul Chart. That was 2014. Five years later, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports the Hawai‘i-based singer is back from a smash tour of Japan, and ready to release her latest album.

Is there a filmmaker with better soundtracks than Quentin Tarantino? As his new film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is set to release tomorrow, we take a look back at the whole of his repertoire to showcase some of the best tunes from Tarantino's flicks.

Sometimes the best plan is no plan at all. HPR's Harrison Patino proves that with tonight's Bridging the Gap, where he goes down the musical rabbit hole - exploring jazz, world music, indie rock, soul and even a few new releases to boot. Expect the unexpected.

DJ Mermaid / Paige Okamura is bringing the funk and soul to the airwaves tonight with classic jams along with some newer music that fits into the groove. The first hour will have you dancing, while the second hour will help you wind down for the night. Goes great with cooking or cleaning the house.

Bridging the Gap~May 14th, 2019: Moving On

May 14, 2019

On tonight's edition of Bridging The Gap, Paige Okamura / DJ Mermaid plays a collection of mostly mellow, somewhat emotional songs about "moving on", whatever that may mean for you.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, Paige Okamura (DJ Mermaid) picks songs from androgynous voices as well as androgynous artists.

Celebrating the life of the late Jackie Shane, and exploring all sorts of soul, funk and brass driven music in this session of Bridging the Gap.

Taking a dip into the sound and catalog of Daptone records... a small independent Brooklyn based record label specializing in a retro return of classic Soul, Funk, Gospel and Afrobeat. They've been mainstay of this show, and a lot of their catalog is currently on sale on Bandcamp, so what better time to feature them.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, we're exploring rare groove... mostly rare and unknown soul and funk songs pulled from new compilations being broken up by a few new releases.

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