Piece Comment

Review of Hawaiian Christmas with Slack Key Master Kapono Beamer

Hopefully the title won't make you wonder about the timeliness of the piece. It's not just about Hawaiian Christmas. Kapono Beamer is a storyteller who uses music as time pieces, if I may. Beamer is part of a famiy with a long list of achievements in music and Hawaiian culture. His playing is rich in style yet simple in its statement.

PDs should recognize this piece not just as a Christmas ornament, but as a jewel in their programming line-up anytime of the year.