Thanks to everyone who played and downloaded the Aloha Got Soul x Fitted Pupu Mix, a free appetizer mixtape packed with 30 minutes of Hawaiian funk, soul, and rare groove. […]
Aloha kakou! I know you’re hungry to hear the forthcoming mixtape by Aloha Got Soul and Fitted. I know you’re curious about the details, the music, the limited tee. You can’t wait […]
“Round and Around” by Mike Lundy.
Sincerity breeds positive feelings in the people around you. Just ask Ira Nepus, a trombone player from Hawaii by way of Los Angeles, California. At the age of 65, Ira Nepus has focused his efforts for the past 26 years on one of his greatest passions: music.
Aloha Got Soul just got more fans in South America, thanks to the Brazilian black music blog known as coletivoACTION, which features rare groove music from around the world. Check out the mixtape “E komo mai! The cozy grooves of Hawaii” plus an interview with yours truly.
Sometimes a realization hits you so hard, you don’t believe it’s been staring at you for so long. Case in point: I recently re-connected with guitarist Alika Lyman, a good […]
Music Magic, their name lives up to the show! Some 28 years after the group disbanded, Music Magic proves worthy of their name with a string of reunion shows at […]
This weekend, jazz-fusion band Music Magic reunites for a three shows at Jazz Minds Café. I had the opportunity to ask Music Magic bassist/vocalist Jay Molina some questions over email […]
Hawaii’s jazz-funk-fusion pioneers of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Music Magic, released two albums to their name. They gigged to sold out crowds in Honolulu after their single, “One […]
Updated Sept. 6, 2011 While my focus for Aloha Got Soul as a Hawaiian music blog is 1970s and 1980s Hawaiian funk, soul, and jazz music, I’m wide open to anything […]