Let’s Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends
One of the most acclaimed, award-winning performers in the contemporary Hawaiian music scene, Cyril Pahinui is universally recognized as the master of the slack-key (or open-tuned) guitar. This intimate documentary follows Cyril, his friends and family as they play music, talk story and reminisce about Cyril’s trend-setting father, Gabby Pahinui, one of the island’s true recording legends. Any lovers of Hawaiian culture, slack-key guitar or music in general shouldn’t pass up on this chance to learn from—or just hang out with—such talents, so come on by and—like the title says—let’s play music.
Co-presented by: USF Asian Pacific American Studies Program
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