Cyril Pahinui & Friends Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Fund “Let’s Play Music”

Famed Hawaiian singing group Cyril Pahinui & Friends have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their newest production, “Let’s Play Music.”

“Let’s Play Music” is a documentary featuring “slack key” or kī hoʻalu Hawaiian music by noted singer and performer Cyril Pahinui and his friends.  It features many Hawaiian music icons in intimate backyard performances known as kanikapila style.  Now, the group has undertaken a new documentary, Straight From the Heart of Waimānalo or Moea No I Ka Pu‘uwai E Waimānalo.  In order to fund production of this documentary that tells the untold story of a fascinating segment of Hawaiian music, the group has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money.

The campaign builds on the success of a previous documentary known as “Let’s Play Music ~ Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends” Part I, which documented the fascinating process of creating great Hawaiian music.  According to Pahinui, “We have begun production of Part II of this series, to be followed by monthly web episodes that will bring together Hawai’i’s best musicians to share their story and their music.”  By contributing to the Kickstarter campaign, donors will help to preserve the story of Hawaii’s pivotal musical generation from the 1970s and ’80s and even make it possible for the band to create new music in the kanikapila style, which allows musician to relax away from the demands of shows in Waikiki and allow their true creativity to emerge.

As seen at, the Kickstarter campaign offers pledge levels from $10 to $10,000 and prizes from tote bags and CDs to private concerts by the band.  

For more information on specific pledge levels and their associated prizes, visit the Kickstarter page.

About Cyril Pahinui & Friends:  

Cyril Pahinui and his band have been making great Hawaiian music for many years.  “Let’s Play Music” features favorite Hawaiian songs performed casually in backyard settings or kanikapila sessions from Waimanalo through the years.  Now, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched to support the production of this fascinating documentary. 


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