Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Kanikapila - May 15, 2021

The Livestream Kanikapila on May 15, 2021, featured two hours of live performances by an all-star kanikapila band that viewers could play along with or just enjoy the music. The all-star band featured Gary Aiko, Bobby Ingano, Alan Akaka, fiddler David Finch, Kaipo Asing, Greg Sardinha, Adam Asing, and slack key guitarist George Kuo. The live broadcast was supplemented by NextGen videos during a brief rain interruption.

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  • Host Alan Akaka kicks off the kanikapila.
  • The All-star kanikapila band from left: Gary Aiko, Bobby Ingano, Alan Akaka, David Finch, Kaipo Asing, Greg Sardinha, Adam Asing, and George Kuo.
  • Greg Sardinha and Adam Asing.
  • Kaipo Asing.
  • Slack Key guitarist George Kuo.
  • Alan Akaka and fiddler David Finch.
  • Steel Guitarist Bobby Ingano.
  • Gary Aiko on vocals and ʻukulele.
  • Greg Sardinha on vocals and ʻukulele.
  • Greg Sardinha and George Kuo.
  • Gary Aiko and Bobby Ingano.
  • Gary Aiko, Bobby Ingano, Alan Akaka and David Finch.
  • Kaipo Asing, Greg Sardinha, Adam Asing, and George Kuo.
  • NextGen Justin Firmeza plays during the rain-induced break.
  • Mālie Lyman with Pomaikaʻi Lyman and Eric Keawe.
  • NextGen Joey and Tai Misailidis.
  • NextGen Ethan Goore.
  • The production crew. Scotty Wong of Huana Productions (video), and Joseph Ordonez and JR Ordonez of Ordonez Productions (sound). Photo by Scotty Wong.
  • The livestream setup using two remote controlled cameras. Photo by Scotty Wong.
  • Setting up for sound and video check. Photo by Scotty Wong.
  • Joseph Ordonez checks the sound board. Photo by Scotty Wong.
  • The All-star kanikapila band. Photo by Sandy Sardinha.
  • The all-star band from a different angle. Photo by Sandy Sardinha.
  • The umbrella proved to be no match for the showers and a program rain break was called. Photo by Sandy Sardinha.
  • The livestream production crew hard at work. Photo by Sandy Sardinha.
  • The broadcast setup. Photo by Sandy Sardinha.

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Photos from video captures of the livestream presentation unless otherwise noted. All photos ©2021 by HIMELE.

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