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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.