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Celebrate the Music of THE DESCENDANTS with The Recording Academy, HIFF, and DBEDT


Special Guests Include The Descendants Music Supervisor Dondi Bastone, Entertainment Lawyer Bill Meyer, and Musicians Charles Brotman, Danny Carvalho, Pancho Graham, Makana, Cyril Pahinui, and Jeff Peterson

WHAT: Sound X Vision: Celebrating The Music Of The Descendants.

The Recording Academy®Pacific Northwest Chapter, Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) and DBEDT present a free screening of The Descendants followed by a free panel discussion on the influence of Hawaiian music in the film. The panel will be comprised of The Descendants music supervisor Dondi Bastone, and musicians Cyril Pahinui and Jeff Peterson. It will be moderated by entertainment lawyer Bill Meyer. They will discuss how songwriters can submit their music for placement in films, the nuances of selecting the perfect song for a scene, scoring and composing for film, as well as challenges facing today’s music supervisors against the current landscape of the industry.

The live concert will feature music from The Descendants soundtrack at The Venue in downtown Honolulu, featuring Charles Brotman, Danny Carvalho, Pancho Graham, Makana, Cyril Pahinui and Jeff Peterson.

WHO: The Descendants music supervisor Dondi Bastone, entertainment lawyer Bill Meyer, and musicians Charles Brotman, Danny Carvalho, Pancho Graham, Makana, Cyril Pahinui, and Jeff Peterson.

INFO: Complimentary admission to the screening, panel and concert for Recording Academy Members. RSVP to or call 206.834.1000.

The screening and panel discussion are free to the public. General admission for the live concert is $25 presale, $30 day of the show. Tickets are available at


WHERE: Regal Dole Cannery – Free Screening and Panel Discussion

735 Iwilei Road
Honolulu, HI 96817

The Venue – Live Concert with Music from The Descendants

1146 Bethel St.
Honolulu, HI 96813


WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2012 Noon – 10 p.m.

12 – 2:00 p.m.     Free Screening of The Descendants at the Regal Dole Cannery

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.   Panel Discussion of the Music of The Descendants at the Regal Dole Cannery

7:30 – 10p.m.       Live concert featuring Charles Brotman, Danny Carvalho, Pancho Graham, Makana, Cyril Pahinui and Jeff Peterson.



Caroline Dodge/The Recording Academy PNW Chapter 206.834.1000/


Lourdes Lopez/The Recording Academy/310.392.3777/

Stephanie Schell/The Recording Academy/310.392.3777/


About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards – the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music – The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue and Instagram.

The Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter, founded in 1997, works closely with local music organizations to support the region’s flourishing arts community and collaborates with regional technology corporations at the forefront of the digital age. It represents music industry professionals from Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Washington. Visit to keep up with news and events.

Hawaii International Film Festival

Established in 1981, the Hawaii International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of cultural exchange and media awareness in the Pacific Rim. HIFF is a premier international film event that has won the praise of governments, filmmakers, scholars, educators, programmers and film industry leaders across the globe. HIFF’s programming has two particular mandates: to be a festival of record for emerging films from Asia and the Pacific, and to present the top festival films from around the world, annually screening films from over 45 countries. HIFF also presents educational content and panels in the fields of film and music, and mobile entertainment and gaming. These transmedia programs reflect HIFF’s commitment to exhibiting innovative creative content coming from the Asia Pacific Rim. Visit

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