Hawai’ian Slack Key Guitar Legend CYRIL PAHINUI, Sat 10/13, 8pm (FREE)

The Center for Ethnomusicology’s “Native Sounds North & South” Series presents:

CYRIL PAHINUI
Hawai’ian Slack Key Guitar Virtuoso and Singer
Saturday Oct. 13, 2012
8pm (note new time!)
Davis Auditorium (CESPR/Schapiro Center, Enter from 120th St. and Broadway)

This rare East Coast appearance of the noted guitarist is FREE and open to the public. For full event details, see this link. The concert is presented in conjunction with a symposium by Columbia’s Center for Ethnomusicology, “Pacific Roots Music, Pacific Routes Music: Tracking Marshallese & Hawaiian Music Across the Pacific” (on Fri, 10/12/2012, 4-6pm; full details here.) There is also a guitarist’s workshop, led by Cyril Pahinui, offered on Sun, 10/14/2012, from 1-3pm, which is also free and open to the public (space is limited; details on reservations are available on the event page for the workshop).

For a sample of Cyril Pahinui’s slack key guitar style, check out this link. You can also listen to some recordings of Cyril’s father, famous slack key guitarist Gabby Pahinui, on a couple albums available through the Libraries’ streaming audio database Contemporary World Music. Follow this link to listen to The King Of Slack Key – The Best of Gabby Pahinui, Vol. 1.

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