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Ki ho'alu (Slack Key) is the name for the finger-style guitar tradition unique to Hawaii. First introduced the island culture by Hawaiian cowboys in the early 1800s, this evocative world music is characterized by a variety of tunings and the wealth of deep feelings each individual artist brings to the music.

We invite you to join us in our exploration of ki ho'alu, a major
cultural legacy.  
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 Featured Releases:
Dennis Kamakahi
  05-31, 1953 to
  04-28, 2014

  L.A. Times article Here
   Dennis Kamakahi
   Ohana (Family)
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   Keola Beamer
   Ka Hikina O Ka Hau
   (The Coming of the
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   Keola Beamer
   Wooden Boat
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   Sonny Chillingworth
   Sonny Solo
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   Keola Beamer
   Mauna Kea - White
   Mountain Journal
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The Descendants Soundtrack info. HERE All albums featured above have songs heard in the new Fox/Searchlight feature film, "The Descendants".

Soundtrack Info. HERE   |   Offical movie website HERE

View all DCR Recordings  -  Here   |   View Entire DCR Artist List  -  Here

Dancing Cat Records' dual mission for the past 20 years since 1985 has been to produce, or co-produce, and promote the music of George Winston, as well as Hawaiian Slack Key guitar.  The production wing of the company, Dancing Cat Productions, is the in-house management and concert production company for George Winston and also assists in the coordination of Slack Key guitar concerts. 
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From left to right: Barney Isaacs, Leonard Kwan, George Kuo, George Winston, Ben Churchill (upper), Ray Kane (lower), Governor Benjamin Cayetano, Keola Beamer, Ozzie Kotani, Howard Johnston, Bla Pahinui. (1997)
Dancing Cat Records was founded in 1983 by pianist George Winston. His goal was to record both the musicians who have influenced his music and musicians whose music he felt needed to be preserved for future generations.
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