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Dec. 8, 2022: Hawaiian guitarists & a new gallery

On TA(P) this week are segments on Jake Shimabukuro, Joseph Kekuku & more

This week's episode of the Thursday Arts (P)review — where the "p" is parenthetical because we look both forward and back — includes the following:

  • A fresh interview with AlyssaBeth Archambault, who’s on a multi-year, cross-country journey tracing her family's connections to the advent of the Hawaiian lap steel guitar. Her research on Sam Nainoa and Joseph Kekuku brought her to Spokane in late November. Visit her website for more info.
  • Another fresh interview—this one also connected to Hawaiian music—with ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro. He just released Jake and Friends, an album of collaborations with music icons, and will be at The Bing Crosby Theater with his “Christmas in Hawai’i” concert on Dec. 14.
  • Yet another fresh interview, this one with local artist and arts advocate Denny Carman. He’s opening his new community-focused Chrysalis gallery this weekend.

Intrigued by the intro music? It's "Kona Song" by The Melody Unit. The ukulele music is "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jake Shimabukuro.

[NB: The original broadcast of this episode misidentified Sam Nainoa's donated guitar and recorded playing as Joseph Kekuku's. The error has been corrected in this version of the audio.]

The Thursday Arts (P)review airs every Thursday at 12pm on KPBX with a roundup of arts-related news and information from across the Inland Northwest.