Bridging the Gap

Weekdays 10pm-Midnight on HPR-1

Bridging the Gap is Hawaii Public Radio's late night eclectic journey into sound, 10-midnight on HPR-1. Anchored by dj mr.nick, and now featuring Paige Okamura on Tuesday nights and Harrison Patiño on Thursday nights. Together they explore a wide range of music from Indie Rock to Electronic, to World, to Jazz, to Hawaiian, and everything in between.

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Rafael Silveira
Rafael Silveira

After a few weeks of themed shows and memorials... there's been a buildup of songs that have been stuck in my head and on repeat.  So I'm exorcising some of them in this eclectic session of Bridging the Gap.

We lost a legend today. Bill Withers passed at the age of 81. So for this session of Bridging the Gap we'll her his music as well as a few incredible covers and remixes of his music.

Are looking for a show that starts with funk, ends with African Jazz, and stops off and a lot of weird, interesting genres along the way? If so, then you're in luck. Tonight's show features a bunch of great tracks with no particular rhyme or reason - just great music.

Going with the favorites again... picking out a selection of tried and tested songs that I keep coming back to. I'm also doubling it as an evergreen... so you may hear it sometime in the future.

I'm really excited to finally debut this show because it's been in the making for months. Usually we're used to hearing the ʻukulele in Hawaiian music, so to hear it used in music that's not Hawaiian, has always been pleasantly strange to me. Over the last 6 months or so, I've been collecting non-Hawaiian songs that utilize an ʻukulele in them, and this is the result.  

In times like these... you gotta go with what's friendly and familiar. So the music in this session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a collection of favorites... songs of comfort that I always come back to. I'm also doubling it as an evergreen... so you may hear it sometime in the future when the zombies take over.

Happy Spring to you. It's a little late to put together a spring show... but I thought I'd mix it up and make it a head trip too. So this session will be a collection of psychedelic indie rock and world to usher in the season.

When the going gets weird, turn to music. For tonight's show we'll do a bit of globetrotting escapism with psychedelic rock, funk and soul from around the world.

This session of Bridging the Gap is going to be an Afro-Funky good time... celebrating the life of Manu Dibango who passed away on March 24th from COVID-19.

The music in tonight's show is a collection of the music I've been listening to and discovering while being mandated to stay put at home. It's also based off my discovery of two latin musical artists: Lido Pimienta, and the all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache. Lots of world sounds and languages to take your mind off the current pandemic situation we're in.

Sticking with familiar territory this evening and collecting some favorite downtempo and acid jazz tracks. It's truly a romantic couch-locked type of experience.

The news has been pretty heavy recently... so I'm going to create a happy little musical bubble to escape into for this session of Bridging the Gap.

It's been a crazy week and things only seem to get crazier. When the going gets weird, I turn to music. Tonight, tons of psych-rock and dreamy sounding indie and alternative rock to channel this strange state of the world into sound. 

Since we're all supposed to be practicing social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19... let me soundtrack it for you.

Nick and Harrison are subbing in for Paige on this soggy St. Patricks Day running through music from Irish musicians from both sides of the pond.

This session of Bridging the Gap is a mixed bag. It's a tribute to the late Industrial Music pioneer Genesis P-Orridge, a little nod to the goth industrial world he created and a few songs about the panic and fear that's being churned up by the coronavirus.

Here's another case of art reflecting real life. With all the breaking news on the COVID-19 or Coronavirus... I figured I'd take some musical inspiration from the news and put together a set of fun songs about fever, flu, virus, and panic. All jokes aside, please wash your hands, avoid prolonged contact, and stay healthy.

Most nights I plan to have just a little more music than I end up getting to play. This means that, usually, I'll have a couple of tracks at the end of the night that I don't get to fit into the show. Tonight, however, will be a showcase of all those little odds and ends that never make it into the broadcast.

They say that women hold up half the sky. So I'm taking a cue from this past International Women's Day and putting together a selection of strong female artists spanning a wide range of styles.

Tonight's episode is co-curated by Mister Modular of KTUH FM Honolulu. His real name is Leon Naldo, and we're also fortunate to have him on staff here at HPR as a board operator. Leon has a degree in Information & Computer Science and he's been an on-air DJ at KTUH for 7 years. His show "My Little Corner of the World" airs every Friday from 9 AM to noon.

Paying tribute to the late jazz icon McCoy Tyner on this session of Bridging the Gap, and filling in the rest of the show with mostly new releases that explore the changing landscape of Jazz.

Latepost here for Friday's super eclectic fun session of Bridging the Gap.

Tons of new music on display tonight, and for the most part it'll be laidback, mellow tracks featuring world, indie, alternative and some experimental studd along the way. Kick your feet up for this one.

Penrose Records
Penrose Records

Check this... Daptone Records has a new West Coast sub-label called Penrose Records which will launch next month. So I'm going to play a few teasers from the new EP and mix that into some breezy west coast Jazz and Soul.

This past Saturday, the last day of Hawaiian Language Month, I was asked to DJ an event put on by Mana Studios + Purple Maiʻa called "ʻŌlelo Jam." Mana Studios created a program called "ʻŌlelo Flix" where the public can translate the subtitles of Netflix movies into Hawaiian via a Chrome extension. They also taught keiki how to code in Hawaiian as part of their "Code Haumana" program.

Caterina Theocharidou
Caterina Theocharidou

Happy March 2020 to you. This session of Bridging the Gap will be a (mostly) mellow mixture of Soul, Indie and Downtempo.

Fat Tuesday may have come and gone, but who doesn't love more Mardi Gras music? Jazz, soul, funk and a whole heck of a lot of brass band - all coming from in and around the great city of New Orleans.

Once more, we're flying blind tonight. Jumping all over the place (musically speaking) and seeing where the night takes us.

Guest DJ in the house for this session of Bridging the Gap... out own Courtney Thomas from HPR's Membership Department, curating a selection of her favorite music.

Tonight's episode of Bridging The Gap is split down the middle. The first half is the extended version of my Hawaiian music segment that aired on Here & Now's DJ Sessions last Friday. You'll get to here my extended version of what I would've wanted to showcase if time wasn't an issue, along with my last selection that got cut from the air for time.