Gabby “Pops” Pahinui

Hawaiian musician Gabby Pahinui. Here with his sons: Martin Pahinui, Cyril Pahinui and Bla Pahinui singing a tribute to their dad during the 80th birthday unveiling ceremony and of the bust of slack key great at the Waikiki Shell.

A legend in his own time, Gabby with his mastery of slack key guitar and falsetto singing style, sparked a musical renaissance throughout Hawaii. His mana (spirit) continues to inspire those who love Hawaiian music.

Installed at the entrance of the Waikiki Shell, Oahu, Hawaii

Bronze on cement pedestal

Client: City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii