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Cyril Pahinui and the Na'alehu Theatre invite YOU to become a part of Hawaiian music history by joining us to collect the untold story of the Hawaiian Music Renaissance, No Ka Poli Mai N ō O Waimānalo, Straight From the Heart of Waimānalo.

Let's Play Music with Cyril Pahinui and Peter Moon
Let's Play Music with Cyril Pahinui and Peter Moon

Building on the success of Let's Play Music ~Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends Part I, 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 this kickstarter campaign you help to preserve the story of Hawai'i's pivotal musical generation from the 1970s and '80s and make it possible to create some amazing new music, kanikapila style. 

The timing of this project is critical, as recognized through the passing of Dennis Kamakahi shortly after the completion of Let's Play Music Part I. We cannot begin too soon to record and capture these treasured performers and their beloved music.

The question is how big can we make it? Although our goal is $65,000, we have an angel investor who has committed to match up to $115,000 if we can raise it. So every dollar counts and is sincerely appreciated. 

Flanked by the steep Koʻolau mountains and the blue serenity of the Pacific waters, the humble town of Waimānalo has long been a gathering place for the best of Hawaiian music. It was here that Cyril’s dad, Gabby “Pops” Pahinui held his famous backyard jam (kanikapila) sessions. Despite no formal musical training, this virtuoso seamlessly blended a multitude of genres with Hawaiian melodies to develop a distinctive style that continues today. 

Waimānalo kanikapila 1978 Photo by Skapik
Waimānalo kanikapila 1978 Photo by Skapik

A generation of aspiring and acclaimed musicians flocked to the humble town of Waimānalo to sit, listen, and learn from the master of kī hōʻalu (slack key). The impromptu and informal gatherings were a creative outlet, far from the demands of the Waikīkī showroom stages. It was in this intimate, low- key setting that some of the most well-known Hawaiian musicians and songs emerged. The few video recordings made of these gatherings are now treasured by fans worldwide. 

In 2013, we partnered with Naalehu Anthony and the 'Oiwi Chanel team to produce the documentary Let's Play Music Part I, which featured Cyril and friends, including many of Hawai'i's best-known musicians, who gathered in a Waimānalo backyard to play music and talk story about Gabby, his music and its influence on each of them.

The new documentary, Moea No I Ka Pu‘uwai E Waimānalo, Straight From the Heart, Let's Play Music Part II looks at how music and musicians transformed and changed the social fabric of Hawai‘i in the 70s and 80s and continue this kuleana to today. Using a combined format of music and interviews captured at a backyard kanikapila gathering in Waimānalo, Let's Play Music Part II  will capture unique performances and collect an archive of content on and by a quickly passing generation. This part of the movement’s story has rarely been told. Without the personal recollections of these musicians, it is impossible to understand the difficulty they faced, as well as the determination and commitment of those who bridged this critical period of time and have now become the only living link to the past.

As producers we are honored to be able to have this responsibility and opportunity. Performances and interviews will include some of today’s greats who came out of those backyard kanikapila sessions including: Cyril Pahinui, Bla Pahinui, Palani Vaughan, Jerry Santos, Henry Kapono, Robert Cazimero, Roland Cazimero, Brian Hussey, Eddy Palama, Steven Hall, Bobby Hall, Randy Larenzo, Ledward Kaapana, Keawe Ohana, Kalima Ohana, Dennis Kamakahi -Vintage, Peter Moon -Vintage, Gabby Pahinui -Vintage, and will introduce the next generation of Hawai'i's musical best, including Kawika Kahiaho, Makana, Jeff Peterson, Nathan Aweau, and many more! 

Let's Play Music Part I with Dennis Kamakahi
Let's Play Music Part I with Dennis Kamakahi

Following the completion of Let’s Play Music Part II, Cyril dreams of continuing these video recordings by bringing many more of Hawai‘i’s musicians out to the backyard for interviews and jam sessions in monthly web episodes of Let’s Play Music with Cyril Pahinui and Friends

In addition to music and interviews, these web episodes will feature local style cooking and dining experiences that bring the audience into these intimate gatherings. Featured artist recipes will be shared and local ingredients used to demonstrate the preparation of our local specialties and regional cuisine. 

This is where you come in. We need your help to finish the production and editing of Let’s Play Music Part II and to develop the website, set up the technology, pay for digital rights and royalties, get the equipment needed to ensure the quality of the recordings, and produce our first 6 web episodes for our viewing audience, fans, and friends worldwide. 

Part I of Let's Play Music ~Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends was contracted to PBS Hawai'i for their fundraising purposes.  As interest grew locally, the documentary was made available to other PBS stations, where it eventually achieved 78% of total market coverage and was broadcast on 92% of the top 25 stations nationwide. 

Once completed, Part II of the Let's Play Music series will again be contracted to support PBS fundraising efforts. This means that your contribution will support our instructional next-generation Hawaiian music programs, as well as PBS stations in Hawai'i and nationwide.

We have already collected and recorded a considerable volume of historic content. To ensure that we can complete Let's Play Music Part II and produce the first 6 high-quality web episodes, we need to raise at least $65,000. In addition,  we have an angel investor, who has committed to match up to $115,000. 

This would make it possible to do extensive interviews with each of our guest artists for future reference and archiving. With just enough to complete our project goals we will have to limit the time spent talking story with these amazing musicians. Additionally we would be able to develop more extensive content and themes for our monthly webisodes and with your overwhelming generosity, we support our Waimanalo Schools Hawaiian Music Masters Youth Outreach Instructional program. 

With this in mind, we have come up with some exclusive, wonderful gifts that you can receive in gratitude for your support. We know you will find at least one that you cannot live without.  

Let's Play Music Part I DVD Cover
Let's Play Music Part I DVD Cover
Reusable Cotton Logo Bag
Reusable Cotton Logo Bag
Waipunalei Coffee and mug
Waipunalei Coffee and mug
Waipio Valley Poi
Waipio Valley Poi
Cyril Pahinui at Hi'ilawe in Waipio Valley, Hawai'i
Cyril Pahinui at Hi'ilawe in Waipio Valley, Hawai'i
Fish and Poi
Fish and Poi
Let's Play Music Logo Glasses and Cups
Let's Play Music Logo Glasses and Cups
Let's Play Music Logo Caps
Let's Play Music Logo Caps
Waimanalo Lesson Photo
Waimanalo Lesson Photo
Let's Play Music Logo Apron
Let's Play Music Logo Apron
Let's Play Music Director's Chair
Let's Play Music Director's Chair
2015 NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARDS  ISLAND MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR - "KU'U 'AINA ALOHA"
2015 NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARDS ISLAND MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR - "KU'U 'AINA ALOHA"
Let's Play Music Part I with Mike Kaawa
Let's Play Music Part I with Mike Kaawa

Be assured that it does not stop here. Any funding raised through future sales of Straight From the Heart, Let's Play music Part II will be used to support our Youth Outreach Instructional Programs.

Youth Outreach Program 5th Grade Class
Youth Outreach Program 5th Grade Class

Risks and challenges

Of course as with any project of this scope and involving so many people, there are risks that we might have to make minor changes along the way.

However, based on our experience and success with Part I we are absolutely confident that with your financial help we can complete Part II of this documentary series and begin the development of the monthly webisode.

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    ♫..SPECIAL DELIVERY..♫

    …A Unique Entertainment Solution for Every Imaginable Event.

    Custom Singing Telegram Phone Call from Cyril Pahinui on your birthday, anniversary, etc. or you can gift it to someone for his/her special day.

    In addition, you will receive a Bonus Musical Text Message for you or a friend from a surprise Hawaiian Music Master Artist.

    You will also get a Digital Download of Part I, Let’s Play Music ~Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends and an Autographed Limited Edition Kanikapila Photo Postcard.

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    ♫..YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON..♫

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    ♫..GLIMPSE OF A TIME..♫

    You will receive a Limited Edition, Historic Pahinui Ohana Kanikapila Photo available only through this award.

    With this, you’ll receive a Reusable Aloha 'Aina Let's Play Music Logo Shopping Bag you can use to help reduce plastic in the environment.

    In addition, a Digital Download of Part I, Let’s Play Music Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends.

    Plus, you will receive a Digital Download of, "Waimanalo," the Let's Play Music Theme Song featured on Kawika Kahiapo’s Na Hoku winning CD, "Ku'u 'Aina Aloha."

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    ♫..GET YOUR MOJO WORKING BABY..♫

    Take a break from the daily routine and enjoy the pleasure of drinking a bag (4oz) of Waipunalei Plantation Coffee, grown, hand-selected, and roasted exclusively for you by steel guitar master, Dwight Tokumoto on the Hamakua Coast of Hawai‘i and sent to you along with a Limited Edition, Glossy Ceramic Custom, Let’s Play Music Coffee Mug to sip from while you focus your full attention on watching your…

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    Digital Download of the Let's Play Music Theme Song, "Waimanalo," featured on Kawika Kahiapo’s Na Hoku winning CD, "Ku'u 'Aina Aloha."

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    ♫..GOT DA GRINES….Just Gimme Da Shoot..♫

    You get the Signed Limited Edition DVD of Music Video of the Year, Na Hoku Award Winning, Part I, of Let’s Play Music ~Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends – (available only through this Kickstarter Campaign)

    Plus we include da den and now Signed Limited Edition Let’s Play Music Production Photo - Poster to hang on your Screenin Room Wall

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    ♫..GOT MY FISH AND POI..♫ …Songs to Sing and a Few in My Cups..

    You get the famous, Gabby Pahinui CD "Pure Gabby," featuring his iconic song, “Hi‘ilawe,” along with 11 other well-known recordings, for over 40 minutes of amazing music that takes you to the beach for an evening luau. You can feel the ocean breeze and the warm sand on your feet. You hear Gabby over by the palms singing, playing pure and sweet. Close your eyes and enjoy!

    You will also receive one Bag Waipio Poi produced in the sacred Hi‘ilawe Stream at the base of the famous Hi‘ilawe Waterfall memorialized in song by the Pahinui ohana.

    And One bag Dried Hawaiian Fish, (Aku, Akule, or A‘uki / Marlin) to dip into your Waipio Valley Poi.

    Plus, we will send the never-before-released Pahinui Ohana Dried Fish Recipe and a 2 oz Bag Pa‘akai (Hawaiian sea salt) so you can try make this at home.

    You also gonna need One LPM Logo Beer Mug to enjoy your favorite beverage in while you stay listening.

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    ♫..HOW DA STEW?..♫

    You will receive a Let’s Play Music Logo Custom Apron to use while trying your hand at making Pahinui style Beef Stew from our Old Family Recipe, never before shared outside the ohana.

    Includes one bottle of Pahinui ohana style Hawaiian Chili Pepper Water to sprinkle on when serving.

    One Bag Waipio Poi produced in the sacred Hi‘ilawe Stream at the base of the famous Hi‘ilawe Waterfall memorialized in song by the Pahinui Ohana.

    A Reusable Logo Shopping Bag you can use while shopping for ingredients and which helps to reduce plastic in the environment.

    Also gonna need one Signed Limited Edition DVD of Part I, Let’s Play Music ~Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends to watch while you wait for that stew to be ready.

    Plus, Private Streaming Link for Let’s Play Music Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends Part II on completion of the production and before it is viewed by anyone outside the Kickstarter campaign rewards.

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    Signed Limited Edition DVD of Part I, Let’s Play Music ~Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends

    Signed Limited Edition Let’s Play Music Production Photo - Poster (available only through this Kickstarter campaign)

    Limited Edition Halau Mele Hawai‘i o Pahinui Kanikapila T-shirt (Please specify adult shirt size when you claim your reward. Men‘s S to 6X, short or long sleeves.)

    And your choice of a Glossy Ceramic Custom, Let’s Play Music, Coffee Mug, Logo Wine Glass, Logo Shot Glass, OR a Logo Beer Mug for enjoying your favorite beverage while watching your DVD.

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    ♫..LISTEN TO THE MUSIC..♫ ...Tersty Tersday..♫

    You receive a Reusable Logo bag containing a Collection of 5 Pahinui Ohana CDs and a copy of Na Hoku nominated CD, Ku'u 'Aina Aloha by Kawika Kahiapo featuring the Theme Song, Waimanalo.

    And you receive a Custom Logo, Let’s Play Music, Coffee Mug, Wine Glass, Shot Glass, OR a Logo Beer Mug for enjoy your favorite beverage while listening to your amazing collection of over 3 hours of music.

    You’ll be wearing your Limited Edition T-Shirt (Please specify adult shirt size when you claim your reward. Men‘s S to 6X, short or long sleeves) ……..as you glance at your Limited Edition, Historic Pahinui Ohana Kanikapila Photo (available only though this award) hanging on your garage wall.

    And a Digital Download of Part I, Let’s Play Music Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends.

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    ♫..JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH, SO GIVE ME YOUR EVERYTHING..♫

    You will receive:

    A significant, high resolution, Limited Edition Kanikapila Photo full of history and available only though this award.

    A signed DVD of the Part I, Let’s Play Music Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends

    A Limited Edition T-shirt. Please specify adult shirt size when you claim your reward. Men‘s S to 6X, short or long sleeves.

    A Reusable Logo Bag (not available for sale at any other location).

    A signed Na Hoku nominated CD, Ku'u 'Aina Aloha by Kawika Kahiapo featuring the Theme Song, "Waimanalo."

    A Set of two each of Glossy Ceramic Custom, Let’s Play Music Logo Coffee Mugs, Wine Glasses, Shot Glasses AND Beer Mugs for enjoying your favorite beverage with friends who come by to watch your DVDs.

    Also a Private Streaming Link for Part II Let’s Play Music Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends on completion of the production and before it is viewed by anyone outside the Kickstarter campaign rewards.

    Yes, it includes a Limited Edition Part II Poster

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    ♫..I WILL TEACH YOU HOW..♫

    ...Learn and Master Slack Key Guitar..

    You receive a Private Slack Key Guitar Lesson with Master Slack Key Instructor, Cyril Pahinui, along with special guest instructor Kawika Kahiapo. This two-hour session held in Waimanalo will feature insight and highlights from Cyril’s decade-long career, offer playing tips and stories from those backyard days.

    This is award is transferable and also makes a wonderful gift for a friend.

    You also get a Signed Lesson DVD and Lesson Book, which you can use to get down the tunings, scales, cords, rhythm, and da dis an dat while learning several of the songs from the Pahinui Repertoire and Kawika Kahiaho’s Let's Play Music Theme Song, Waimanalo.

    Play along with your Signed Limited Edition DVD of Part I, Let’s Play Music ~Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends, and your Kawika Kahiapo Na Hoku nominated CD, Ku'u 'Aina Aloha featuring the Let's Play Music Theme Song, Waimanalo.

    You will also be among the first to see Let’s Play Music Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends Part II when you receive a Private Streaming Link by email.

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    ♫..I'LL SEE YOU WHEN YOU GET THERE..♫

    ...See And Be Seen...

    Choose this and receive a signed, framed, Limited Edition Photography Print of Part II Let’s Play Music Part II "Kanikapila," taken in an amazing Waimanalo location, by our ace on-set photographer. It will be a gorgeous shot to grace your wall, capturing the action of this, “You had to be there!” location. 


    If that's not enough, come on down to the set on the day of filming, and we'll put you in the picture and to work as an official “Grip.” While you’re on set, we’ll take Photographic Evidence. Grace that wall with a picture of yourself hanging with the musicians! 
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    And you’ll be wearing your Official “Crew” T-shirt that allows you entrance into almost everything on set and beyond.

    Includes an official "Thank You" and Listing in the end credits of our Part II video AND a credit on the IMDB. (Please list your name as you'd like to be credited. Please indicate if you'd like your picture signed by filmmakers. 
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    You will also receive a Signed DVD of the Part I Let’s Play Music Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends.

    A Thick Grip Glossy Ceramic Custom, Let’s Play Music Logo Coffee Mug, Beer Mug, Wine Glass, and Shot Glass for enjoying your favorite beverage while on set.

    Also includes Limited Edition Poster, Reusable Bag and Part I T-shirt. Men‘s S to 6X, short or long sleeves.

    And you will receive a Signed DVD of Let's Play Music Part II before it is released to PBS.

    Also includes Limited Edition Part II Poster and T-shirt. Men‘s S to 6X, short or long sleeves.

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    ♫..A SONG FOR YOU..♫

    ...Kani Pu Kolu Kani Ka Pila..

    Concert Performance by Cyril’s Band Kani Pu Kolu. In addition to Master Slack Key artist, Cyril Pahinui, the group features Master Steel Guitar Player, Jeff Au Hoy and Ukulele Virtuoso, Peter Wook Moon. At your choice of locations, event, home or office*

    *Limited to Hawai‘i Locations Only OR we go anywhere on Earth if you provide travel for 3...

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    ♫..YOUR IN WITH THE IN CROWD…YOU GO WHERE THE IN CROWD GOES..♫

    You are an Associate Producer. This is important business. You will be a part of the actual production process. You will eat and hang out with the crew on the day of shooting and other locations. Includes a "Thank you" at the end credits of our video and a credit on the IMDB. And your Personalized Logo Directors Chair to use on set and take home with you. A surefire way to impress! 
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    Attend the premiere (4 tickets and goodies).

    Also includes a signed Part II DVD of the final release, Poster, Photo, and the Official Crew T-shirt to wear under your red carpet best at openings and film festivals. Please specify adult shirt size when you claim your reward. Men‘s S to 6X, short or long sleeves.

    You will also receive signed Kawika Kahiapo’s Na Hoku nominated CD, "Ku'u 'Aina Aloha" featuring the Theme Song, "Waimanalo."

    A Thick Grip Glossy Ceramic Custom, Let’s Play Music Coffee Mug, Logo Beer Mug, and Wine Glass to enjoy your favorite beverage while on set.

    Plus, a Reusable Logo Bag filled with the goodies described above and More!

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    ♫..YOU ARE THERE..♫

    You look around that Waimanalo backyard. You are there, making eye contact with some of Hawai‘i’s best musicians for a kanikapila and something delicious is cooking on the stove. You know what we will share together in that famous backyard…because you are a Co-producer, for which you will receive Credits in the Opening Credits on the video, trailer, billing block/website/IMDB and poster.

    You and a guest will be on set for a full day of music and filming, where you will have your Personalized Logo Director's Chair to use on set and take home with you. You will also receive an exclusive, signed Kickstarter Supporters Edition DVD of Part II, Let’s Play Music Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends (not available for sale at any other location) along with a Digital Download.

    Plus, you will receive the limited Part II Signed Photo and Poster and the official Crew T-shirt to wear under your red carpet best at the premier opening and celebration (2 tickets).

    Prior to that day, you receive an exclusive, signed Kickstarter Supporters Edition DVD of Part I, Let’s Play Music Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends (currently not available for sale at any other location and includes shipping directly to your home or office) along with a Digital Download.

    You will also receive the Limited Edition Signed Photo and Poster and exclusive Part I T-shirt. Please specify adult shirt size when you claim your reward. Men‘s S to 6X, short or long sleeves.

    You will receive Kawika Kahiapo’s Na Hoku nominated CD, Ku'u 'Aina Aloha featuring the Theme Song, Waimanalo.

    You will also receive a Private Streaming Link for Part II Let’s Play Music Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends on completion of the production and before it is viewed by anyone outside the kickstarter campaign rewards.

    And you will receive a DVD of Part II before it is released to PBS.

    It also includes a Signed Poster and Photo.

    **Travel and Lodging not included (Airport or On Island pickup provided) Some meals served.

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    ♫..TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE..♫

    Eddie Money isn't the only one with Two Tickets to Paradise. This selection scores you two tickets to attend a full day of music and filming. We'll paint the carpet red!

    Everything above in You Are There, along with Air Travel (from Hawaiian Airlines Destinations), Airport pickup, and Lodging (4 nights) provided. Also includes some meals served during production and 2 seats at the production cooking and dining functions.

    Also includes a Signed DVD of the final release, Poster and the Official T-shirt to wear to all your future production meetings. (Please specify adult shirt size when you claim your reward. Men‘s S to 6X, short or long sleeves).

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    ♫..NO ONE BUT YOU..♫

    Let’s Play Music Part II and the Monthly Webisode make it possible for Your Company or Product to be Placed in Production Shots, as well as receiving Recognition in the DVD and Webisode Credits and Mobile App, Social Media, Live and Digital Experiences and for Your Name to Accompany all Press Releases.

    You will be invited to be on set for all of the music and filming.

    Let’s Play Music will attract the attention of thousands of views both through our own efforts at film festivals, on PBS National Broadcasts, and on our website. The Sponsor logo or brand message will be Printed on the Reusable Logo Bag along with our Let's Play Music Logo. Sponsor’s branding will Appear in the Background on Video Shots and receive selected Product Placements throughout the show. And we offer you the ability to Customize your Benefits Package to meet your business or product needs.

    You also receive Direct Web Links from our websites and newsletter (9,800) to your website or Company and Products can be Featured in Giveaways and Promotional Gift Bags at events.

    Plus, you receive 2 tickets for you and a guest to the premier film festival showing and all other promotional events where your product or company is recognized for its contributions.

    Promotional period: January 2016 – December 2016 – continues permanently on printed video credits and in capture scenes.

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    ♫..BE A PART OF IT ALL..♫l

    You are an Executive Producer. This is the Big Time. Immortalize yourself. As an Executive Producer, you will be credited as such in the opening credits on the video, trailer, billing block/website/IMDB, and poster. You will be invited to be on set for all of the music and filming, where you will get to watch it all go down, and be invited to attend all of the producer meetings. You appear on screen as an audience participant. Your name accompanies all press releases. Plus, you receive 2 tickets for you and a guest to the premier film festival showing and all other promotional events.

    Includes one time Travel Provided (for 2) from Hawaiian Airlines Destinations and Accommodations (4 nights) at Outrigger Reef Hotel.

    You will enjoy the pleasure of drinking 2 full pounds of Waipunalei Peaberry Plantation Coffee grown, hand selected and roasted exclusively for you by steel guitar master, Dwight Tokumoto on the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii Island.

    You will receive two each of the official Limited Edition, Coffee Mug, Beer Mug, Wine Glass, and Apron and Unlimited Food and Beverage while on set. You will also participate in the dining events on screen and off during filming.

    You will also receive a private streaming link for Part II, Let’s Play Music Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends on completion of the production and before it is viewed by anyone outside the Producer Level Kickstarter campaign rewards.

    And you will receive a signed DVD of the Part II before it is released to PBS and before it is available at any other location (includes shipping directly to your home or office).

    Includes the Limited Edition Signed Photo and Poster for Let's Play Music Part II. Also includes two each of the official Producer T-shirts to wear to all your future production meetings. Please specify adult shirt sizes when you claim your reward. Men‘s S to 6X, polo, tank, short and long sleeves.

    Prior to the filing of Part II, you will receive an exclusive, signed Kickstarter Supporters Edition DVD of the Part I, Let’s Play Music Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends along with a digital download. You will also receive the Limited Edition Signed Photo and Poster and Exclusive Part I and Part II T-shirts. Please specify adult shirt size when you claim your reward. Men‘s S to 6X, short or long sleeves.

    You will also receive a signed copy of Kawika Kahiapo’s Na Hoku nominated CD "Ku'u 'Aina Aloha", featuring the Theme Song, "Waimanalo."

    Plus, You will receive exclusive goodies and benefits not available to any other levels that will be customized to your tastes. So, if you see anything else mentioned above that you can’t live without, just ask and we will do our best to include it too.

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