The Descendants, a film set in Hawaii, has just had its UK release.  I’ve always been a big fan of Alexander Payne’s films and this has the added bonus of a slack-key soundtrack featuring lots of Gabby Pahinui.  I know Pahinui’s music a little through Ry Cooder and it really is great.  Hawaii has such a strong musical heritage and there’s a wealth of great music there so it’s great to see it featured in a film this way.

A great soundtrack, which I’ll be listening to spotify, and a great director, this has to be worth a trip to the cinema.

Gabby Pahinui – Lei Aloha Lei Makamae