Kani Ku Polu CD - Cyril Pahinui
Cyril Pahinui’s Kani Pu Kolu (three sounds together) skillfully combines Hawai‘i’s favorite stringed instruments ‘ukulele, ki ho‘alu (slack key) and steel guitars in these inventive compositions that redefine and expand the boundaries of Hawaiian music. The unmatched quality of intricate rhythms and complex pa‘ani create a superbly innovative yet vintage sound that is faithful to its traditional Hawaiian musical roots and characterizes the distinctive Pahinui style that appeals to practically everyone who hears it. Almost without comparison, Cyril Pahinui has earned a preeminent place in Hawaiian music and the first-rate musicianship, tight arrangements and hot licks in this brilliantly arranged collection showcase his expertise and confirms his impact on a new generation of Hawaiian musicians.