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Caption: Gabby Pahinui (center), playing music in his backyard with Leland “Atta” Isaacs (left), and his sons – Phillip, Cyril and Martin Pahinui (from left to right).  , Credit: Photo courtesy of the Pahinui Ohana.
The groundbreaking soundtrack of "The Descendants," marks the first time a Hollywood movie has ever been scored entirely with Hawaiian music. It fe...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2012
  • Length: 07:17
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He was one of the pioneers of jazz on the violin. Though largely self taught, his career lasted some 77 years, and he recorded hundred of albums. p...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2011
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, Credit: Heidi Chang
The Hawaii Ukulele Festival attracts thousands of people from around the globe. Hear from musicians like Jake Shimabukuro, who's inspiring a resurg...

Bought by KUOW and WILL


  • Added: Jul 27, 2010
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bla Pahinui: Singer and Guitar Player, Credit: Jon de Mello | The Mountain Apple Company
Hawaiian singer and guitar player, Bla Pahinui, is known for his own distinct voice and for carrying on the legacy of his father, Gabby Pahinui, on...

Bought by WABE and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 27, 2009
  • Length: 09:20
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kealii Reichel Live in Concert, Credit: Punahele Productions
Hawaiian musician Keali`i Reichel is sharing his passion for Hawaiian language, music and dance in a groundbreaking DVD--the first to offer subtitl...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2009
  • Length: 05:24
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Carnival Music comes early in Queens

  • Added: Mar 10, 2008
  • Length: 06:34
Caption: Lyle Ritz "Father of Jazz Ukulele", Credit: Courtesy: Lyle Ritz
Ever since Lyle Ritz recorded the world's first jazz ukulele album in 1957, he earned the title, "Father of Jazz Ukulele." He was also a bass play...

Bought by PRX Remix, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and WYSO


  • Added: Aug 07, 2007
  • Length: 09:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Nona Beamer dedicated her life to preserving Hawaiian culture. She was a gifted storyteller, hula dancer, songwriter and teacher. Since she died ...

Bought by KZYX and WAMC


  • Added: Dec 03, 2006
  • Length: 06:39
  • Purchases: 2
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Act 3 of Wagner's opera in three minutes

Bought by PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Oct 18, 2006
  • Length: 03:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Latin Jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri explains how he fuses jazz and Latin

Bought by WAER, WEKU, 90.5 WSNC, and KGOU


  • Added: Oct 06, 2005
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 4
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Reinventing the saxophone, a musical look back at the life of Coleman Hawkins

Bought by WAER, Marfa Public Radio, 90.5 WSNC, and KGOU


  • Added: Oct 06, 2005
  • Length: 03:13
  • Purchases: 4
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Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes excells in playing Latin, jazz and even classical

Bought by 90.5 WSNC and KGOU


  • Added: Oct 06, 2005
  • Length: 03:25
  • Purchases: 2
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Dave Douglas blasts his trumpet for great jazz and social justice

Bought by WEKU, 90.5 WSNC, and KGOU


  • Added: Oct 06, 2005
  • Length: 04:03
  • Purchases: 3