Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall - June 11, 2022 Part 2

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall was held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Windward Mall in Kane‘ohe. The festival featured steel guitarists Greg Sardinha and Po‘okela (Zachary Castro and Darrell Aquino), Kapono Lopes, Jeff Au Hoy, Steve Cheney, Joseph Zayac, Bobby Ingano, and Alan Akaka who also included NextGen steel guitarists Makamae Lyu-Napoleon, Isabella Bertelmann, Tai Misailidis, Pono Fernandez, and Joey Misailidis with Bobby Ingano assisting. Backup for some steel guitarists was provided by Helene Woodward on upright bass, Joseph Zayac on guitar, and Kaipo Asing on ‘ukulele.

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  • Steel guitarist Bobby Ingano with Joseph Zayac on guitar.
  • Hands-on demonstration by Daniel Tremblay with Claude Kutaka assisting. Dan shows a guitar he converted to an acoustic steel guitar.
  • Daniel and Claude.
  • Bobby Ingano with Helene Woodward on bass and Joseph Zayac on guitar.
  • Some of the festival guests at the Windward Mall during Bobby's performance.
  • Bobby and Joseph.
  • Alan Akaka with John, Tai, and Joey Misailidis in the audience.
  • Helene Woodward, Alan Akaka, Bobby Ingano, Joseph Zayac, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Alan Akaka and Bobby Ingano.
  • Joseph Zayac and Kaipo Asing providing backup for Bobby Ingano.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Tai Misailidis with Bobby Ingano, Alan Akaka and Joseph Zayac assisting.
  • Tai with Helene Woodward, Alan Akaka, Bobby Ingano, Joseph Zayac, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Tai sings and plays with Helene, Alan, Bobby, Joseph, and Kaipo assisting.
  • Bobby, Tai, Joseph, and Kaipo.
  • Bobby, Tai, Joseph, and Kaipo.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Pono Fernandez with Joseph Zayac (hidden) and Kaipo Asing.
  • Pono with Helene Woodward, Alan Akaka, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Helene, Alan, Pono, Joseph, and Kaipo.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Makamae Lyu-Napoleon.
  • Alan Akaka with NextGen steel guitarist Isabella Bertelmann.
  • NextGen steel guitarists Pono Fernandez and Makamae Lyu-Napoleon with Alan Akaka.
  • Isabella Bertelmann and Pono Fernandez.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis with Alan Akaka, Joseph Zayac, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Alan and Joey.
  • Joseph and Kaipo.
  • Helene Woodward, Alan Akaka, Joey Misailidis, Joseph Zayac, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Steel guitarist Alan Akaka with Kimo Kahoano singing ''It's Aloha Friday...''
  • Alan Akaka with Helene Woodward, Kimo Kahoano, Joseph Zayac, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Helene, Kimo, Alan, Bobby Ingano, Joseph Zayac, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Alan Akaka with NextGen steel guitarists Tai Misailidis, Joey Misailidis, Pono Fernandedz, Makamae Lyu-Napoleon, and Isabelle Bertelmann. Also in picture, future NextGen steel guitarist Reign Lyu.

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