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Tonight on Bridging the Gap a companion to last night's set of vintage African music... with vintage inspired music from Hawaii, some latin, some Bossa Nova and a tribute to the late Beverly Noa who is pictured.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap we're listening to vintage African music and other little treasures from surrounding areas and more.

A lot of the music tonight will be from a compliation called Highlife on the Move from Soundway records.

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Reggae legends Black Uhuru have returned to the Aloha State, following a visit in May. This time, the tour starts tonight at the Blue Note, before hitting the Poipu Beach Athletic Club Friday, Uncle Roberts in Pahoa Saturday, and the MACC Sunday.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm running all over the place, playing all sorts of music, with no real theme or vibe... hope you enjoy it.

Earlier this week, Wonderwheel Records label head Nickodemus announced a benifit CD for the people of Puerto Rico, so i'm wrapping the whole show around it's music with a few other gems thrown in between.
Pick the album LOVE FOR PUERTO RICO here

Doing the flipside from last nights upbeat show, and keeping tonights set mellow, and cool.

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With over fifty years in the entertainment industry, Burt Bacharach, at 89, has truly earned the title of living legend. You may have heard him supporting Hawaii Public Radio during our recent pledge drive.

The 1st show after pledge drive is always a strange one... a lot like coming down after a high.  So tonight's show is going to be a freeform mess of music going all over the place.

Yes! We did it, the HPR Fall Pledge Drive is history… Thank you so much for all of your support of both Bridging the Gap as well as the entire station. Tonight's sow is going to be a fun (uninterrupted) collection of upbeat songs, all of which are going into the bonus gift.

Here we go with Day 9 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive...AND the LAST DAY we're pitching Bridging the Gap.  So it's your LAST chance to pick up any of the bonus gifts for this drive.  We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

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From October 12th to October 15th, the Aloha State gets a visit from an extraordinary legend in the world of show business: Burt Bacharach.

Here we go with Day 8 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive... We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

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Guitar monster Tommy Emmanuel is playing Honolulu Thursday through Sunday at the Blue Note, and then on the Valley Isle Monday at the MACC, touring to support his latest release, Live at the Ryman.

Here we go with Day 3 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive... We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

Here we go with Day 3 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive... We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

Here we go with Day 3 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive... We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

Here we go with Day 2 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive.  We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

Here we go with Day 1 of the Fall 2017 Pledge Drive.  We're asking for your support not only for this show but also for the entire station.

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Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling is wrapping up two days at the Blue Note this evening with shows at 6 and 9 p.m., his debut live performances in the Aloha State. The Grammy Award winner spoke to HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about his visit to Honolulu, roots in music going back to his childhood, and some of the unusual musical connections this Chicago artist has had over the course of his career.

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Since it's the eve before the Pledge Drive, I'm doing something a little different, and at the same time very familiar. I'm picking songs exclusively from my "old" CD book, the one that came out to nightclubs when I was learning to DJ and served me during the KTUH years.

Celebrating the music of the late Charles Bradley and other tasty bits of Soul and Gospel tonight on Bridging the Gap.  

Spinning another night of eclectic jams for an upbeat Friday night session of Bridging the Gap.  

Errr like the title says... tonight we're listening to a random Thursday, with music going all over the place, but hopefully it'll be all killer, with no filler.  

So tonight I'm going to attempt a second Hip-Hop show, weaving in and out of radio friendly, and thought provoking songs with different...often jazzy cuts and reinterpretations.  

Rolling out the heavy brass for an upbeat show tonight on Bridging the Gap.  Expect to hear songs from the Rebirth Brass Band, new music from the Free Radicals, Preservation Hall, and more.  

Rolling out a few new discoveries as well as a few favorites for you Monday evening.  

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Berndnaut Smilde

Keeping the music fun and upbeat on this Friday evening to close out the week.  

This Saturday night The Stylistics return to the Blaisdell. The band have been performing in the Aloha State since the early 1970's, and HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence explored some of that long history with original member Airrion Love.

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Following last nights very electronic, very beat driven show, I'm going to clear the air woth a show with a distinctly vintage sound, mixing Jazz, vintage West African dance music, and other little gems.  

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Damian Marley is headed back to the Aloha State for concerts September 29th and 30th at the Blaisdell and MACC, respectively, touring behind his new "Stony Hill" album.

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