Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i Part 2 - May 27, 2023

The 2023 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i featured steel guitarists Alan Akaka, Steve Cheney, Kapono Lopes, Mālie Lyman and Greg Sardinha and Po‘okela (Zach Castro and Kata Maduli.) Also featured were Ke Kula Mele Hawaiāi NextGen steel guitarists Hi‘ipoi Lindsay, Reigh Lyu, Enosa Lyman, Isabella Bertelmann, Makamae Lyu-Napoleon, and Pono Fernandez.

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  • Sound technician Joe Dollinger.
  • LIvestream engineer Chris Febo from Hawaii Tech Services LLC.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Reign Lyu.
  • Reign Lyu.
  • Chris Febo.
  • Enosa Lyman with Helene Woodward, Alan Akaka, and Kaipo Asing.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Enosa Lyman.
  • Enosa Lyman.
  • Hands on demonstrators Daniel Tremblay and Claude Kutaka with a festival guest.
  • Featured steel guitarist Mālie Lyman.
  • Mālie Lyman.
  • Mālie with Alan Akaka and Kaipo Asing.
  • Enosa Lyman danced hula during his sisterʻs performance.
  • Mālie with Helene, Alan, and Kaipo.
  • Pono Fernandez with Alan Akaka.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Pono Fernandez.
  • Greg Sardinha and Poʻokela (Zach Castro and Kata Maduli.)
  • Zach Castro, Greg Sardinha, and Kata Maduli.
  • Featured steel guitarist Greg Sardinha.
  • Zachary Castro.
  • Kata Maduli.
  • Sharon Ching, Shirley Holu, and Larry Holu. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Hands-on demonstration docents Claude Kutaka and Daniel Tremblay. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Claude Kutaka discusses the steel guitar with Ailene Cheney. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Daniel Tremblay demonstrates the steel guitar to a festival guest. Photo by Addison Ching.

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