Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday - December 19, 2020 #1

The Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday on December 19, 2020, featured live performances by Ocean Kaowili and Paul Kim with prerecorded performances by Ke Kula Mele NextGen steel guitarists.

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  • Emcee Alan Akaka.
  • Featured steel guitarist Ocean Kaowili is interviewed by Alan Akaka.
  • Ocean Kaowili.
  • Ocean Kaowili and Alan Akaka.
  • Featured steel guitarist Ocean Kaowili.
  • Surprise guest Bobby Ingano sat in on Ocean's set as a backup musician along with Adam Asing and Kaipo Asigng.
  • Ocean asked Bobby Ingano to play ''Moana Chimes.''
  • Guitarist Kaipo Asing.
  • Bobby Ingano with bassist Adam Asing.
  • Ocean Kaowili.
  • Ocean Kaowili.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Mandy Gokan played ''Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.''
  • NextGen steel guitarist Tai Misailidis sang and played ''Menehune Santa.''
  • Tai Misailidis.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Justin Firmeza sang and played ''Christmas Song.'' Justin also played his accompaniment.
  • Justin Firmeza accompanying himself on the ʻukulele.
  • Justin Firmeza accompanying himself on the electric bass guitar.
  • Justin Firmeza accompanying himself on the piano.
  • Justin Firmeza.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis sang and played ''Christmas Luau'' with assist by sister Tai. Joey and Tai also played their own backup music for their selections.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Ethan Goore played ''Mele Kalikimaka.''
  • NextGen alumni steel guitarist Alexis Tolentino played ''Christmas Hula.''
  • Alexis also provided her own backup. Here she plays the U-bass.
  • Alexis backing herself up on the ʻukulele.
  • Alan Akaka interviews featured steel guitarist Paul Kim. Here Alan comments on Paul's signature Hawaiian-inspired carvings on his steel guitar.
  • Paul Kim and Alan Akaka.
  • Paul Kim with Adam Asing and Kaipo Asing.
  • Bobby Ingano also sat in on Paul's set, playing the ʻukulele.
  • Paul Kim and Kaipo Asing.
  • Paul Kim.
  • Paul Kim singing the Sons of Hawaiʻi's' ''Malie Lau Liʻiliʻi.''
  • Bassist Adam Asing.
  • Bobby Ingano on ʻukulele.
  • The group sings ''Mele Kalikimaka,'' ''I Love Those J-I-N-G-L-E Bells'' and ''Jingle Bells.''
  • Alan Akaka and Kaipo Asing.
  • Everybody sing along!

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