PAʻI is proud to present Los Cenzontles and Cyril Pahinui in concert at the Hale Koa Hotel’s Lūʻau Garden on Friday, August 24, 2012!
Los Cenzontles is a grassroots artist-driven organization committed to amplifying the roots of Mexican culture through classes, events, media and performances. Founded in San Pablo, California in 1994 by musician and educator Eugene Rodriguez, Los Cenzontles provides the local community with a family-friendly setting for traditional arts education and cultural events. The Los Cenzontles Academy connects students of all ages with maestros of traditional Mexican genres instilling a sense of cultural pride and participation in living traditions.
The band, Los Cenzontles (meaning The Mockingbirds), digs deep into Latino traditions to promote dignity, pride and cultural understanding. The group has pioneered revivals of Mexican roots music in California bringing traditions to new generations. The Mockingbirds now create a powerful new hybrid sound – creating a fresh Chicano voice for a new generation.
“Uncle” Cyril Pahinui, the son of musical legend, Gabby Pahinui, is, in his own right, one of Hawai‘i’s most gifted guitarists and singers. Cyril has twice played at Carnegie Hall, has contributed to three Grammy Award-winning albums, received several Hoku Hanohano Awards, and recorded on more than 35 Hawaiian musical releases. As a slack key guitarist, Cyril’s technical virtuosity, rhythmic adaptations, and instrumental harmonics impart the soul of Hawaiian music, and his beautiful, emotive, and well-recognized voice renders an intimate picture of his Pacific island home.
“Music was my dad’s life, and in many ways he was ahead of his time. He loved classical music, and liked jazz and Mexican music. As his children grew to share his love of music, he always told us, ‘Play whatever you feel, whatever makes you happy, but always respect Hawaiian music and keep it in your heart.'” -Cyril Pahinui
We hope you can join us for what is to be a very memorable concert, and don’t forget your dancing shoes!
For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 808-237-4555.
General Admission: $20, Senior Citizen/Military Admission: $15 (tickets include one free drink). There will also be food for sale at the venue.