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Cyril Pahinui     

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  He’eia 4:20
  ’O Kamawailualani 1:54
  Makee ’Ailana 3:06
  Hula Blues 5:12
  Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani 7:25
  He’eia 4:39
  Meleana E 4:34
  Kilakila ’O Moanalua/ Inu I Ka Wai 4:37
  Ki Ho’alu 3:53
  ’O Kamawailualani 2:02
  Waikiki Hula 4:20
  Salomila 4:34

Total time 50:41

Cyril’s third solo album for Dancing Cat features twelve more classic solo recordings, including four soulful vocals and eight powerful instrumentals that showcase his traditional yet highly personal and modern approach to Hawaiian Slack Key guitar. "The most important thing I did was to listen." -Cyril Lani

   Pahinui Island Music Album of the Year 2008

Bob Brozman & Cyril Pahinui       
Four Hands Sweet and Hot

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  Hilo E/E Lili'u E (instrumental) 3:56
  Wai Ulu (instrumental) 6:05
  Lei 'Ohu (instrumental) 4:31
  Lihu'e (instrumental) 3:15
  E Mama Ea (instrumental) 4:47
  Hawaiian Cowboy (instrumental) 3:01
  Inikiniki Malie (Gentle Pinches of the Wind)
       (vocal) 3:06

  Lei No Ka'iulani (instrumental) 2:16
  LBC Slack Key (instrumental) 3:12
  Coquette (instrumental) 3:40
  E Nihi Ka Hele (vocal) 6:08
  Wai'alae (instrumental) 3:06
  Kela Mea Whiffa/Hilo March
       (instrumental) 3:38
  Hula O Makee (vocal) 4:40
  Hilo Hanakahi (instrumental) 5:16
  Ku'u Lei (My Wreath of Flowers)
       (instrumental) 5:37

Dancing Cat continues its series of pure slack key and acoustic steel guitar duets with the first CD to bring together the talents of slack key master Cyril Pahinui and acoustic steel master Bob Brozman. This unique album showcases the great improvisational qualities of both artists in a variety of songs, tunings and tempos. Featured are classic pieces from Bob's main era of influence, Hawaii in the 1920s, and those that have inspired Cyril, particularly from the 1940s and 1950s. Cyril's contributions include songs he learned from his dad, the most influential slack key player ever, Gabby Pahinui.

Cyril Pahinui     
Night Moon - Po Mahina

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  Kowali (instrumental) 3:33
  Po Mahina (vocal) 4:31
  Hurrah Lani Ha'a Ha'a (vocal) 4:11
  Ho'okena (instrumental) 5:56
  Mauna Loa (vocal) 7:36
  Pu'u Anahulu (instrumental) 3:54
  Hawaiian Cowboy (instrumental) 5:40
  Po Mahina (instrumental) 4:17
  Hi'ilawe (vocal) 5:03
  'Opihi Moemoe (instrumental) 4:48
  Kawaihae (vocal) 4:07
  Sanoe (instrumental) 3:08

Four years after his Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning debut album on Dancing Cat, Cyril returns with a second stunning mix of twelve Hawaiian standards-seven played as slack key instrumentals and five with his warm, heartfelt vocals accompanied only by his guitar. On PO MAHINA, Cyril weaves musical magic evocative of a moonlit night in Hawai'i. Once more, he displays why he is considered one of Hawai'i's greatest slack key guitarists in history.

Cyril Pahinui   
6 & 12 String Slack Key

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Part 1
  Panini Pua Kea (instrumental) 3:58
  Moani Ke `Ala (vocal) 4:15
  Marketplace (instrumental) 3:19
  Ipo Lei Manu (vocal) 5:12
  Young Street Blues (instrumental) 2:34
  Noenoe (instrumental) 5:32
  Ka Makani Ka`ili Aloha (vocal) 4:02
Part 2
  Moloka`i nui a Hina (instrumental) 3:30
  Hilo E (vocal) 6:16
  Hanauma Bay (instrumental) 3:04
  Lei `Ohu (vocal) 3:54
  No Ke Ano Ahiahi (vocal) 7:00
  Lullaby for Pops (instrumental) 4:46

Cyril Pahinui 6 & 12 String Slack Key With a distinctive, almost magical sense of rhythm and improvisation, Cyril Pahinui continues to advance the musical legacy of his father, the late Gabby Pahinui. His striking compositions, powerful interpretations of timeless Hawaiian classics, and expressive vocals reflect a highly developed artistry, placing this gifted musician in the ranks of today's most acclaimed guitarists.

  Instrumental Album of the Year 1994

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