Cyril Pahinui (born April 21, 1950) is a slack-key guitarist and singer of Hawaiian music.
Cyril was born in the Waimānalo area of Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the son of Hawaiian guitarist (and Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame inductee) Gabby Pahinui. He has contributed to more than 35 Hawaiian musucial releases and three Grammy Award-winning compilations of Hawaiian music. His 1994 album 6 & 12 String Slack Key won the Nā Hōkū Hanohano award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and his 2007 album He'eia won the Nā Hōkū Hanohano award for Island Music Album of the Year.
In 2013, Cyril received a fellowship from the Native Arts & Culture Foundation to produce Let's Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui & Friends, a program of traditional Hawaiian music developed for PBS Hawaii. In 2014, he received a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award for perpetuating the craft of slack key music through performance and teaching.
Website link: www.cyrilpahinui.com/