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The New Mastersounds
The New Mastersounds

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm joined in studio by Simon of The New Mastersounds ahead of their shows at the Blue Note Hawaii.  So the music is going to be upbeat and funky.

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Maria Muldaur is back in the Aloha State for a string of shows running through Sunday. She plays the Blue Note in Waikiki tonight, before the MACC tomorrow, the Garden Island Friday and concerts Saturday and Sunday on the Big Island.

Welcome to Classical Pacific on Hawaii Public Radio HPR 2. I’m your host, John Kalani Zak.

Dan Medhurst via The New Mastersounds
Dan Medhurst via The New Mastersounds

Keeping the music upbeat and funky tonight on Bridging the Gap.

Tomorrow on the show we'll be chatting with Simon of The New Mastersounds ahead of their string of shows at the Blue Note Hawaii. 

Focusing on a little dreamy Indy Rock mixed into a little world sounds tonight on Bridging the Gap.

Spinning some vintage Latin Jazz, Jamaican Ska and swing into tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

Musical group War began playing in the Aloha State decades ago. Their unique mix of rock, funk, R & B, soul and psychedelia propelled the band to international stardom, taking them far past the short-lived original era with Eric Burdon.

Keeping it eclectic as always with a little light Drum & Bass, Soul and Downtempo mixed into the set tonight on Bridging the Gap.

The unexpected announcement of the death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has changed the feel of tonight session of Bridging the Gap.  So I'm weaving in a few of his songs and covers, and keeping it mellow in between.

Rejoice as you've all survived another Monday! So to help you chill out, I'm keeping the music mellow and pretty during this evening's session of Bridging the Gap.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, music from the new Quantic and Nidia Gongora album and a few Latin/Brazilian Drum and Bass tracks to speed you to your weekend.  I'm also playing some select performances from our Atherton studio to kick off the start of the Summer season.

Tickets for the Atherton can be found at hprtickets.org

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, I'm revolving around intelligent, mellow indy rock, with a few little suprises in between.  Also have one last pair of tickets to the Allison Adams Tucker show to give away on air.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, I'm talking to musician, filmmaker and activist Michael Franti, frontman for the group Spearhead.  They play shows this Friday at the Republik and Sunday at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.  So the music will be positive, with heavy reggae notes.  

Listen to the interview: 

Stefano Zattera
Stefano Zattera

Happy Monday to you all! Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be nice and eclectic... but nice, mellow, and a sure cure for those Monday Blues.

Diego Huerta
Diego Huerta

Tonight on Bridging... a sort of Cinco De Mayo show. I'll admit I do have a little apprehension about celebrating a day that has more to do with college drinking than Mexican Independence.  With that said, it's still a great excuse to put together a great selection of Chicano/a artists.

Reggie Padilla
Reggie Padilla

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will have a more world music slant with a lot of music from Africa, and feature some new music from Bonobo, Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band, and Nilamayé.

The Pledge Drive is over, and I'm back to a more normal show...and how strange it feels. Will be rotating in some new music from Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band, and Jungle Fire.

This Sunday Ocean Aid is happening at the Waikīkī Shell from 4 to 10 p.m., a benefit for ocean preservation, with Ceelo Green, Fishbone, Bootsy Collins and the Ohio Players, among others, plus, it even offers free admission – check oceanaidhawaii.org for more details. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence got a chance to speak with longtime Ohio Players drummer Diamond Wi

Diego Huerta
Diego Huerta

We did it! Hawaii Public Radio's Spring 2017 Pledge Drive is finished (7 hours early). The station exceeded its goal of $900,000...and many of those came in via Bridging the Gap. 

Thank You so much to everyone who pledged during the drive... and especially those who pledged for Bridging the Gap, and a special thanks my co-dj Jon Alan for sticking around with me for so many nights. 

I have a few weeks of catch up for the "bag-o-schwag" bonus gifts... but will be sending them out ASAP. 

 

It's Day 7 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive...and we're pushing on raising money for both Bridging the Gap as well as all the programing.  Tonight I'm joined on air by Joey Gonz, the General Manager of KTUH and host of "Unfun Radio".

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Chef Mavro
Chef Mavro

Here we go with Day 6 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive!  Tonight (I think) I'm going to slow it down a little with a little more World Music and Downtempo.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Through Saturday night, the Miles Electric Band is in town at the Blue Note in Waikiki, and last night HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence spent time with three members, all veterans of working with Miles Davis, who shared stories with us: drummer and Miles’ nephew Vince Wilburn Jr., guitarist Blackbyrd McKni

It's Friday, and Day 3 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive... which means I'm following Latin Beat w/ Ray Cruz... which means it's a whole night of upbeat party jams.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Donna Blanchard
Donna Blanchard

Happy 4/20 and Day 2 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Here we go! Day 1 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Ahhh, the quiet calm before the storm. Hawaii Public Radio's Spring 2017 Pledge Drive starts bright and early tomorrow morning, and I have a feeling that many of the shows will be pretty upbeat, so I'm taking the opportunity to embrace the little calm before all of the madness.

If you want to pledge early visit: bit.ly/isupporthpr

Keeping it eclectic for tonight's Monday evening session of Bridging the Gap.  I think I'm just laying a little low before the upcoming Spring 2017 Pledge Drive which starts on Wednesday.

Afro Funky, meets Latin, meets classic Soul tonight on Bridging the Gap.

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Legendary South African family chorus group Ladysmith Black Mambazo are in Honolulu through Sunday at the Blue Note Hawaii performing at 6:30 & 9 p.m. each night.

Keeping it chilled like a a sophisticated cocktail lounge this evening on Bridging the Gap.

The spooky chandler is from the Honolulu Biennial.

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