Happy Camper for Sunday, June 27, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Randy Kanekoa demonstrates his mastery of the Gabby Pahinui tuning, Friday at the Kapa‘a food court between Pono Market and Larry’s Music.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Sheldon Espina, whom Capt. Mark Ozaki described as “works in the building,” provides entertainment during the 94th Recruit Graduation, Thursday at the KPD Building.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Recruit Branden Barroga listens while Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami congratulates the 94th Recruit class, Thursday.

Has it been so long that I don’t recognize anyone in the Scorpacciata Neapolitan style pizza food truck? The music was familiar, though, and after digging, found Randy Kanekoa using a vintage Martin guitar to render Hi‘ilawe in the same Gabby Pahinui style, complete with the unpublished Gabby Pahinui tuning (at first, I thought it was recorded music coming from Scorpacciata) in the food court located between Pono Market and Larry’s Music.

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