Vicky Holt Takamine 
PA'I Foundation 


Tuesday August 28, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM HST

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We are so pleased to welcome our Ford Diverse Arts Cohort member, Los Cenzontles.  Over the next few months we'll be hosting other cohort members who are coming to learn more about Hawaiian culture and arts in Hawai'i.  We hope to also share with all of you their talents and expertise in a variety of settings.  Stay tuned...

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PA'I presents

A Latino Fiesta - Kani Ka Pila Style

Featuring Los Cenzontles & Cyril Pahinui

August 24, 2012 5:30 pm Los Cenzontles & Cyril Pahinui in Concert at Hale Koa Hotel Lu'au Garden, 2055 Kalia Road, Waikiki

Tickets $24.95 Adult, $16.95 Youth, $9.95 children 10 and under.  Includes Mexican Buffet

August 25, 2012 1:00-3:00 pm - Slack Key Guitar workshop with Cyril Pahinui at PA'I Arts & Culture Center, 1210 Dillingham Blvd. #21, Kapalama Shopping Center  Workshop Fee $40

August 25, 2012 3:30-5:30 pm - Guitar Workshop with Eugene Rodriguez, lead guitarist for Los Cenzontles at PA'I Arts & Culture Center, 1210 Dillingham Blvd. #21, Kapalama Shopping Center  Workshop Fee $40  

Both Guitar Workshops $70

August 28, 2012 6:00 pm Cyril Pahinui & Los Centzontles Lecture Demonstration at Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawai'i at Manoa 2411 Dole St. Honolulu, HI 96826     

Tickets:  $10.00 General Admission, $6.00 students.  

Purchase online here.  All remaining tickets will be available at the door at 5:00pm on the day of the concert.

Los Cenzontles Eugene Rodriguez and Los Cenzontles 

Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academy, a community space for youth and families, and a hub for Latino artists – all working in tandem to amplify our Mexican roots in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Los Cenzontles (Nahuatl for “The Mockingbirds”) dig deep into cultural traditions, creating a vibrant, contemporary sound infused with the gutsy soul of Mexico’s rural roots.  Featuring the dynamic vocal dueto of Fabiola Trujillo and Lucina Rodriguez, lead guitarist and Grammy-nominated Eugene Rodriguez, and bassist/accordion player Emiliano Rodriguez, Los Cenzontles (senn-SONT-less) have produced 19 albums with their 20th, Regeneration, coming out this fall.  The band has performed across the U.S., in Europe, the Dominican Republic, and throughout Mexico; they have collaborated with internationally renowned artists including The Chieftains, Los Lobos, Los Tigres del Norte, Linda Ronstadt, Ry Cooder, David Hidalgo and Taj Mahal, among others. Praised by the New York Times, Los Cenzontles  “both honors and upends traditional Mexican music, tapping deep roots as it flowers into something completely new, and distinctly American.”  The group's core members also operate Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center in San Pablo, California. The nonprofit organization has been training Bay Area youth in traditional Mexican music, dance, and crafts since 1994.

Cyril-WaimanaloCyril Pahinui   

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, been nominated for a Grammy for his own solo album, He‘eia and another for the Amy Hanaiali‘i and the Slack Key Masters of Hawai‘i compilation; received several Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, and recorded on more than 30 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.

Cyril’s home in Waimanalo homestead attracted many well-known musicians, including slack key masters Leland “Atta” Isaacs, Sonny Chillingworth, and Ray Kane, along with David “Feet” Rogers, Joe Marshall, Aunty Genoa Keawe, Peter Moon, Palani Vaughan, and ukulele virtuoso Eddie Kamae. Weekends at the Pahinui home were a continuous jam session, as we hosted dozens of musicians, both young and old, who came by to jam with "the Master."  

It may end up being another Kani Ka Pila...Mexican Style