Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday - July 25, 2020

The Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday on July 25, 2020, featured live performances by Greg Sardinha and Alan Akaka with prerecorded performances by Ke Kula Mele NextGen steel guitarists.

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  • Olomana was the backdrop for the Showcase.
  • Alan Akaka welcoming the livestream audience.
  • Alan describes the showcase as a way of presenting the steel guitar during the pandemic.
  • Scotty Wong at the Livestream control center.
  • The livestream control console manned by Scotty Wong of Huana Productions, LLC
  • Don Touchi at work. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Artists were interviewed via Zoom by NextGen steel guitarists. Here Ethan Goore interviews Greg Sardinha. Interviews were coordinated and edited by Natan Goore.
  • Greg Sardinha was up first, accompanied by Adam and Kaipo Asing.
  • Greg and his group. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Greg Sardinha was up first, accompanied by Adam and Kaipo Asing.
  • Kaipo Asing on guitar.
  • Adam Asing on a NS Design electric bass.
  • Greg Sardinha on a Weissenborn-type steel guitar.
  • Alan Akaka and Larry Holu monitoring Facebook comments.
  • Greg with Adam and Kaipo. Photo by Alan Akaka.
  • Alan doing the hula off-stream.
  • NextGen performances were prerecorded. NextGen steel guitarist Ethan Goore performs.
  • This NextGen performance was presented at the Hawaiʻi Island Steel Guitar Festival Special Edition in February.
  • Larry Holu monitoring the Facebook live stream. Additional monitoring, and commentary were done remotely in Kona by Natan Goore and in California by Addison Ching.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Hōʻailona Mahuka interviews Alan Akaka via Zoom.
  • Alan Akaka and The Islanders - Adam and Kaipo Asing.
  • Alan Akaka checks his phone for Livestream comments.
  • Alan Akaka during his livestream segment.
  • Alan Akaka.
  • Sandy Sardinha also did the hula off camera.
  • That's all folks! See you next time!

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Photography by Don Touchi ©2020 by Don Touchi Photos. Additional photos by Alan Akaka and video captures of the livestream presentation. All photos ©2020 by HIMELE.

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