DetailsTime : 8pm
Venue : Grand Annex
Address : 434 West 6th Street
State : Ca
Zip : 90731
Phone : (310) 833-4813
Contact Website : https://grandvision.org/event/patrick-landeza-hawaiian-slack-key/
Hot on the heels of his historic second Na Hoku Hanohano Award win (Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts), Patrick Landeza arrives at the Grand Annex in San Pedro with his new musical composition Patrick Landeza & Sons on their latest CD, Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 8 p.m. This group features Justin on Hawaiian steel guitar Firmaza included. and keyboards with Patrick Landeza, Jr. or “PJ” on bass guitar. An Evening Celebrating Hawaiian Music, Hula and Aloha!
A native Hawaiian, born and raised in California to Hawaiian-born parents, Landeza found her roots in the music her mother shared with her. The songs he taught her, many of which are on her new releases, were songs she learned growing up in Hoolehua, Moloksi. Surrounded by music his entire life, he learned guitar as a teenager by watching his uncles at backyard family gatherings. The music he grew up listening to sparked interest in the traditional art of Slack-Key, linking Patrick to some of Holu’s most famous names: Cyril Pahinui, Raymond Kane, George Koo, and Dennis Kamakahi. Under his tutelage, the network of roots that his mother had carefully established developed and Patrick’s musical style became firmly rooted in slack-key.
“When I learned from Hawaii’s masters, they taught me that being a dull key musician isn’t just about the music,” Landeza explained. “It’s a tradition that uses storytelling as a means of sharing culture.” Attracting audiences in the continental US and Hawaii, Landeza has stayed true to the art form’s traditions, creating themes of its heritage, cultural identity, and self-discovery.
Now as the father of five children, it is Landeza’s turn to follow in the footsteps of his mother and his mentor and share the songs of his legacy with the next generation, linking them to the roots that connect them to their ancestors. . With her two sons this new CD makes a grand statement, as it is a fresh take on old music. As her mother used to say, “When they see little kids playing these old songs, they come back to life, the songs, the people, our culture.” By teaching these young men the songs she taught, Landeza Sr. is making sure that the legacy that was handed down to them by their mother and that preceded them, will live on.
In addition, Landeza has gathered some of her favorite tunes in this new CD offering, a collection that celebrates her commitment to bringing a new generation of musicians to the same traditions they were born into. Landeza said, “Hawaiian music is dynamic, changing and evolving with the world around us. But through this creative process one should never lose sight of our roots, the ties that bind us to the foundation that is our had appeared.” ,
As a veteran musician, composer and producer, Landeza earned the Na Hoki Hanohano Award from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) – the first musician from the mainland – for his 2013 “Slack’s Huakai”, which won Best of the Year. For Slack’s album. In 2021 he won his second Na Hoki for his ‘Far Away’ album and in 2019, Landeza won Na Hoki Hanohano’s Hoalu Foundation Legacy Award, an honor that recognizes Hawaiian Slack’s musical legacy at the Hawaii Fair. He joins his mentor Denis Kamakahi and the late Cyril Pahinui in receiving the award.
A jack of all trades, Lendazza is not only a talented award-winning musician, but he currently teaches full-time at Moro Catholic High School in Haywood, CA (his 27th year in education), author of ‘From the Island’ Berkeley Kay, the California-born Hawaiian’s memoir and children’s book ‘Danny’s Hawaiian Journey’, then Landeza’s Island Poke and Catering, a clothing line called Aloha Everywhere, and her unique collaboration with Ehrenburg Sellers for the award-winning Landeza. Island red mix.
Played with heart and soul through the fingers and brimming with vivid tropical images, Slack’s (Hawaiian’s Hoalu) is truly one of the world’s great acoustic guitar traditions. In the slack key, some strings are “loosen” from standard guitar tuning, with the thumb playing the bass notes while the other fingers play the melody and improvise with the finger chosen.