HPR Music

Exploring mostly new music tonight with a focus on the currrent at state of Jazz.  With new music from Ezra Collective, Blundetto, Bibio and more.

Dancing Cat Records

Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and 'ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (4:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’!

Floyd Cooper
Floyd Cooper

Happy Juneteenth to you and yours. This session of Bridging the Gap will celebrate the end of slavery and hope for a brighter future through sound. Expect a mixture of Gospel, Americana, Soul, and a little Hip-Hop.

The offical start of Summer is this Saturday, but i'm jumping ahead just a little and stringing together a sunshine filled summertime set for this session of Bridging the Gap.

Keeping the selection mellow and eclectic for this session of Bridging the Gap, with new music from Norah Jones, Cantoma, Black Pumas and more.

Panini Records

Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and 'ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (4:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’!

Olivier Bonhomme
Olivier Bonhomme

Funky grooves mix into complex rhythms for this session of Bridging the Gap.

Keeping the late night airwaves nice and eclectic with a blend of Soul, expiremental Indie Rock, and a little Americana.

Lucia Heffernan
Lucia Heffernan

Keeping the late night airwaves mellow and cool this evening with a blend of Downtempo, Soul, and Jazz.

NLP Music

Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and 'ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (4:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’!

This session of Bridging the Gap is random (really random), anchored by new music from Run the Jewels and reaching out into Classic Rock, Funk, and Electro Latin Fusion.

In radio slang, a "Music Bed" or "Audio Bed" is an instrumental piece of music that's used to cradle the announcer's voice. We use these and NPR uses these to carry your ear over a section, but you normally only hear roughly 15 to 30 seconds of the song. So for this session of Bridging the Gap, I'm playing some of my favorites, and a few you may hear often on HPR in their entirety.

With everything going on in the news right now, from COVID to protests, to Trump... I thought it would be nice to take an audio break with a collection of pretty, mellow Folk, World and Soul. I'll try my best not to make it too political.

Starscape Music & Raiatea Helm Records

Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and 'ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (4:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’!

Seth Tobocman
Seth Tobocman

A musical reflection of the current state of racism, politics and progress in the US, weaving back and forth between Hip-Hop, Soul, Punk and Global Beats. Any opinions contained in the music do not reflect Hawaii Public Radio or National Public Radio.

This session of Bridging the Gap is one of those unorthodox public radio moments that is unplanned. There were about three songs I had planned out, and then ran out of time... so the rest of the set is picked on the fly on gut feeling, dead reckoning, and bone tired decision making.

Tonight we're gonna give the drummer some, and pay tribute to Jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb who passed away at 91. Each song featured in this session has Cobb  behind the drums, and is a collection of some of greatest recordings in Jazz.

Mountain Apple Company

Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and 'ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (4:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’!

The title for this session of Bridging the Gap is closer to the picture then the selection, which is a run though textures of latin-electro. With special focus on new music from Dengue Dengue Dengue, Populous, and Buscabulla.

I couldn't settle on a theme for this session of Bridging the Gap, and it's probably for the better. So it's going to be an eclectic ride with a twist of Hawaiian music.

Throughout the day there's been a steady mist of rain. If you squint your eyes it's almost like gently falling snow. It's also great inspiration for a playlist of mellow, pretty songs for this Monday evening.

Raiatea Helm Records

Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and 'ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (4:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’!

Keeping it eclectic for this session of Bridging the Gap, mixing electronic African percussion, soulful creole, a little Hip-hop and other tasty global delights.

Working on low hanging, yet extremely tasty low hanging fruit this evening on Bridging the Gap. Selecting songs from my collection, both favorites as well as songs that I haven't heard for a while. These shows are my favorite to do, stringing together memories and killer songs in a free flowing selection.

Seriously, what's going on? There seems to be a serious uptick of musician deaths. Both from Coronavirus and natural causes. It's almost starting to dominate the programing in the most grim way.

Kapono Beamer Ent./Mountain Apple Company

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and 'ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (4:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’!

Electronic music owes so much to Kraftwerk, and earlier this week their co-founder Florian Schneider passed away at the age of 73.

Once again, a show prompted by a memorial. This session of Bridging the Gap is going to be an upbeat collection of Ska, Reggae and Rocksteady music paying tribute to singer Millie Small who broke-through with her hit "My Boy Lollipop". She passed away yesterday at the age of 72.

This is one of those shows that starts off as single song that inspires and entire evening of music. I this case it's the tropical swing of John Williams' Cantina Band from Star Wars (May the 4th be with you). So we're going to start there, and swing through steel drums, gypsy swing, and a few other surprises.

North Beach-West Maui

Kanikapila Sunday features three hours of Great Hawaiian Music, including contemporary, traditional and hapa haole songs. You'll also hear slack key guitar and 'ukulele instrumentals. Plus, the Kanikapila Sunday Classic! Join host Derrick Malama TODAY from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Hawai’i Time (4:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific/7:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern on HPR-1. Listen online, on the HPR app, or ask your smart speaker to ‘Play KHPR’!

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