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  • Hawaii Public Radio (HPR) - Hawaii's Folk Singers Bring Folk Music Favorites and Sing-Alongs

  • Type: Special Event
    Date: Saturday - 2/1/2014
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    Hawaii Public Radio (HPR)
    Atherton Performing Arts Studio
    738 Kaheka Street
    Honolulu, HI 96814

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Hawai`i's Folk Singers Bring Folk Music Favorites and Sing-Alongs to HPR's Atherton February 1st

Veteran musicians Peter Apo, Gordon Freitas and Keith Haugen in Concert

Peter Apo, Gordon Freitas and Keith Haugen salute the rich sound of American folk music in the intimacy of HPR's Atherton Studio on Saturday, February 1st at 7:30 p.m. The veteran musicians, each a well-known recording artist and singer/songwriter in his own right, have collaborated to create an unique evening of music that spans the folk music spectrum from folk favorites popularized by Burl Ives to original compositions to the popular folk rock music of the 60s and 70s. Singing along is encouraged! Reservations may be made by calling the station (808-955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaii Public Radio, 738 Kaheka Street.

Peter Apo is an accomplished songwriter, singer and musician. During the 1960s he was member of the Los Angeles-based folk band, The Travelers Three, which performed across the country in folk clubs, coffee houses, hotel showrooms, a casino in Nevada, and college campuses. The band recorded three albums for the Elektra label and one for Capitol Records. After The Travelers Three disbanded, Apo returned to Hawaii and in the late 1980's began song writing as a serious avocation. In addition to songwriting and his on-going involvement in numerous community and cultural endeavors, Apo has recorded several solo albums and continues to perform as a soloist or with a band. In 2006 Apo and the Rainbow Nation Band released an all-folk CD titled, "My Back Pages," which commemorates folk songwriters and performers including Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, Jesse Colin-Young, Gordon Lightfoot, The Byrds, and The Eagles.

Gordon Manual Freitas is a retired Navy chief petty officer who has taken his special brand of folk music to the far corners of the world. His performances as a soloist or with his band, Local Folk, showcase his mastery of the acoustic guitar, mandolin, `ukulele, dobro, harmonica and Hawaiian lap steel and also his abilities as the writer of original folk songs.

Cordell Keith Haugen grew up in rural Minnesota, listening to folk and country music. Haugen has devoted most of the past 50 years to the folk music of Hawai`i, earning a reputation for the performance of traditional Hawaiian songs here in the Islands and abroad. He performed in Waikiki for 35 years, including 17 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. In 1996 he released his first folk music recording to mark the passing of Burl Ives, an icon of American folk music. In 2012, Haugen teamed up with Frank Uehara, Hawai`i's "pakini master," and launched "Folk Music Lives," a concert series aimed at rejuvenating interest in folk music. By day Haugen is a Hawaiian language teacher, choir director and the composer of more than 200 songs in a variety of genres.

About HPR's Atherton Performing Arts Studio

The Atherton Studio seats 75 people and is home to a magnificent Bösendorfer concert grand piano. The Studio is available for rent for musical performances, community group meetings, and lectures. It is located in the HPR office and studio complex at 738 Kaheka Street, across from the Honolulu Don Quijote. Metered street parking is available, as are paid lots at the First Hawaiian Bank (Kapi‘olani branch) and in the Pan Am building.

About Hawaii Public Radio

HPR is a private, non-profit organization which broadcasts classical, jazz, and international music; and in-depth news and informational programming from National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International, and other local, national, and international program sources, as well as programs produced by Hawaii Public Radio. In October 2013, Charity Navigator, the premier charity evaluator, awarded HPR its second consecutive four-star rating for exceptional fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

HPR's mission is to serve the entire population of the state of Hawai‘i with two excellent program streams. HPR-1, the news magazine and fine arts stream, can currently be heard on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i (KHPR 88.1 FM and 88.5 FM); Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i, and West Hawai‘i (KKUA 90.7 FM); and East Hawai‘i (KANO 91.1 FM (Hilo) and 94.7 FM (Waimea)). HPR-2, the news, local talk, and music stream, is found on Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i (KIPM 89.7 FM and KIPH 88.3 FM (Hana)); West Hawai‘i (KIPM 89.7 FM and KHPH 88.7 FM); O‘ahu and Kaua‘i (KIPO 89.3 FM; KIPL 89.9 FM)

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