soul

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.

Using this show to pay tribute to the Aretha Franklin who died this morning at the age of 76. I'll also be weaving in some classic soul.

Serving up funky new discoveries mixed into some classics. Expect new music from Miles Mosley, Kamasi Washington, Lack of Afro, Parliament, Sly5thAve and more.

I'm gearing up for a DJ set with Good Foot tomorrow night at Downbeat Lounge.  So tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be lean heavy on Funk, Soul, and Rare Groove.  

Dan Medhurst via The New Mastersounds
Dan Medhurst via The New Mastersounds

Keeping the music upbeat and funky tonight on Bridging the Gap.

Tomorrow on the show we'll be chatting with Simon of The New Mastersounds ahead of their string of shows at the Blue Note Hawaii. 

Tonight's show will skip through classic soul in the first hour, then weave through the roots of Jamaican music onto gems from West Africa. Always Eclectic- Always Hawaii Public Radio! 

A Motown Valentine

Feb 10, 2015
noe tanigawa

  

 

   In the decade after 1961, Motown record’s distinctive sound propelled 110 hits into the Billboard top ten.  This weekend, the Kings of Spade present their 4th annual Motown Valentines Review featuring the music of the Supremes, Jackson five, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and others.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa caught a recent rehearsal.

noe tanigawa

    There’s a young singer in town who’s being picked up in South America, South Africa, Japan, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa caught up with Maryanne Ito at one of her favorite downtown lunch spots, Fresh Café, for a chat about the music. 

Check out Maryanne's website.

See Maryanne’s video with Jemere Morgan, “How I Feel”

Where Credit Is Due
Where Credit Is Due

Tonights Show is going to be half on Vinyl, and Half on CD.
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Set List:

Hour 1

Darrah of Yozamusic

Change is a constant in Hawai’i’s music scene, with artists coming up the ranks, moving here, or taking off to possibly greener pastures.   At Yoza’s recent CD release party, it was a mix of all the above,  featuring some of Honolulu’s best bands.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Yoza will perform tomorrow night, Wednesday, August 28th, at Amuse wine bar.  Find out more:  

http://www.yozamusic.com/about/

https://www.facebook.com/yozamusic