Pin It
Favorite

Love, Hawaiian Style 

Chilling out with the Hawaiian music masters.

Spokane needs to chill out. Yeah, we're not quite to the artery-bursting stress level of cities like New York, L.A. or Seattle -- but we'd better watch it. We're in the national spotlight for Mayor West's antics, there's construction all over town and it seems like every other person is unemployed. But it could be worse -- and before it does, we should all sit back, enjoy each other's company, escape reality and let our ears smoke a little musical doobie.

And who better to help us kick back than the Hawaiian Musical Masters? A trio of experts of the island sound, the Masters are led by Cyril Pahinui, son of the late great Gabby Pahinui, on slack key guitar and vocals. Pahinui is considered an ambassador of the slack key sound, having performed on two occasions at Carnegie Hall.

Dennis Kamakahi, a star among the islands, will perform alongside Pahinui. Kamakahi first saw stardom in his early 20s when he joined the Sons of Hawaii as a replacement for Gabby Pahinui on slack key guitar. Kamakahi is known for writing the popular island ballads and hula standards "Koke'e," "Wahine 'Ilikea" and "Pua Hone."

Patrick Landeza, a native mainlander, rounds out the trio's talent with his slack key reputation and talents. Landeza has honed his talents over the course of three slack key albums, and has been called "one of the best and most dedicated of the new generation of slack key players" by world-famous pianist George Winston.

The expert trio promises an evening of calming island music that will wash your cares away -- if only temporarily.

The Hawaiian Music Masters perform on Friday, June 10, at 7:30 pm at the Met. Tickets: $20; $15, seniors and students. Call 325-SEAT.

  • Pin It

Latest in Music

  • Do the Math
  • Do the Math

    Minus the Bear has accomplished the tough task of making progressive rock accessible
    • Aug 25, 2016
  • More than Labels
  • More than Labels

    Zakk Wylde's second solo record shows off his softer side, but it's just one part of his persona
    • Aug 25, 2016
  • Rage On
  • Rage On

    The newly combined music festival Rage-Apalooza is the Viking's biggest event yet
    • Aug 18, 2016
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Leah Sottile

  • Imaginary Friends
  • Imaginary Friends

    The very real role that fantasy plays in our everyday lives
    • Aug 13, 2014
  • Expert Advice
  • Expert Advice

    Dab? Vape? Indica? Sativa? A few tips for beginners
    • Jul 9, 2014
  • Gone Solo, Not Soft
  • Gone Solo, Not Soft

    After three decades of Melvins records, Buzz Osborne makes an awesome album by himself
    • Jun 18, 2014
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • Still Celebrating

    Boy George and Culture Club paved the way for genre- and gender-bending rock stars
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Don't Call it a Comeback
  • Don't Call it a Comeback

    Cathedral Pearls, poised with a new record, are ready to take this seriously again
    • Aug 5, 2015
  • One Becomes Two
  • One Becomes Two

    The Hop! continues on while Pinnacle Northwest, the new downtown all-ages music venue, opens up
    • Jan 28, 2015

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation