Using this show to pay tribute to the Aretha Franklin who died this morning at the age of 76. I'll also be weaving in some classic soul.

Serving up funky new discoveries mixed into some classics. Expect new music from Miles Mosley, Kamasi Washington, Lack of Afro, Parliament, Sly5thAve and more.

I'm gearing up for a DJ set with Good Foot tomorrow night at Downbeat Lounge.  So tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be lean heavy on Funk, Soul, and Rare Groove.  

Dan Medhurst via The New Mastersounds
Dan Medhurst via The New Mastersounds

Keeping the music upbeat and funky tonight on Bridging the Gap.

Tomorrow on the show we'll be chatting with Simon of The New Mastersounds ahead of their string of shows at the Blue Note Hawaii. 

Tonight's show will skip through classic soul in the first hour, then weave through the roots of Jamaican music onto gems from West Africa. Always Eclectic- Always Hawaii Public Radio! 

A Motown Valentine

Feb 10, 2015
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   In the decade after 1961, Motown record’s distinctive sound propelled 110 hits into the Billboard top ten.  This weekend, the Kings of Spade present their 4th annual Motown Valentines Review featuring the music of the Supremes, Jackson five, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and others.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa caught a recent rehearsal.

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    There’s a young singer in town who’s being picked up in South America, South Africa, Japan, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa caught up with Maryanne Ito at one of her favorite downtown lunch spots, Fresh Café, for a chat about the music. 

Check out Maryanne's website.

See Maryanne’s video with Jemere Morgan, “How I Feel”

Where Credit Is Due
Where Credit Is Due

Tonights Show is going to be half on Vinyl, and Half on CD.
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Hour 1

Darrah of Yozamusic

Change is a constant in Hawai’i’s music scene, with artists coming up the ranks, moving here, or taking off to possibly greener pastures.   At Yoza’s recent CD release party, it was a mix of all the above,  featuring some of Honolulu’s best bands.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

Yoza will perform tomorrow night, Wednesday, August 28th, at Amuse wine bar.  Find out more: