One of Hawaii’s most popular and enduring recording artists, Cecilio & Kapono gave a short, open public concert performance at the KGMB TV studios parking lot on August 21. Morning news anchors invited the public to come and watch the live broadcast. Since I live near the KGMB TV studio on Kapiolani Boulevard, I walked over to the parking lot and found the group there, mostly waiting around for tape to roll.
If you know anything about TV, most of the time working on a production is spent waiting. I was there at around 6:45 am and the station did not shoot the live segment until the 7:30 am hour. In the meantime I and a very small group of people waited around and talked to each other and the two performers.
Not surprisingly for me, we ended up talking about computers among other things. Found out that both C & K are avid Macintosh computer users. We talked about the Garage Band software, computer security, identity theft and risks of using a standard Windows PC online. Cecilio is an avid golfer and he talked about using a GPS based golf course hardware device. Cool.
They jammed for a few minutes warming up and once they started playing Cecilio & Kapono treated us to about 4 or 5 songs. They included well known classics such as “Goodtimes Together,” “Highway in the Sun” and “Friends”. I think they also sang a song I had not heard before called “Back in the Day” which I heard again on their website.
After the broadcast I found that several of the KGMB News morning people are fans as they ended up posing for pictures with the legendary duo.
Cecilio & Kapono are coming out with a new album on September 1.
This was also crossposted to Mel’s Internet Universe Music Blog.