Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival

Ho'olaule'a 2

The Ho'olaule'a featured performances by steel guitar masters from Kaua'i and Honolulu.

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  • Emcee Mele Apana introduces Greg Sardinha. Due to inclement weather the festival was moved indoors to an alternate performance venue provided by the hotel. Photo couresy of Moses Kamai.
  • Greg Sardinha.
  • Greg Sardinha with Garret Santos and Kirby Keough.
  • Garret, Greg, and Kirby.
  • Emcee Mele Apana and Heu'i Badmann made a final push for festival t-shirts. All t-shirts were completely sold out.
  • Bobby Ingano.
  • Bobby Ingano with Garret Santos and Michael Keale.
  • Bobby Ingano with Garret Santos and Michael Keale.
  • Bobby Ingano with Garret Santos and Michael Keale. Photo courtesy of Moses Kamai.
  • Bobby Ingano.
  • Mele Apana introduces Ed Punua.
  • Ed Punua with Garret Santos and Kirby Keough.
  • Ed Punua performed individually and with members of the Punua family. From left: dad Victor Punua, Garret Santos, Ed Punua, Kirby Keough, and son Kawai'iki Punua. Photo by Moses Kamai.
  • Ed Punua with Garret Santos and Kirby Keough. Photo couresy of Nalani Brun.
  • Ed Punua with Victor Punua and Kawai'iki Punua.
  • Ed Punua with mother-in-law Pat Naleimaile and Kawai'iki Punua.
  • A family affair: Victor Punua, Ed Punua, Kawai'ikii Punua, and Vanessa Punua doing Sophisticated Hula.
  • Garret Santos, Ed Punua, Kirby Keough, and Ed's son Lilikalani Punua.
  • Mele Apana introducing Alan Akaka.
  • Alan Akaka with Garret Santos and Kirby Keough.
  • Garret, Alan and Kirby.
  • Alan Akaka featuring Alexis Tolentino on steel guitar playing Wai O Minnehaha.
  • Mele Apana featured on guitar and singing Aloha Kaua'i with Alexis Tolentino dancing hula.
  • Garret, Alan, and Mele with Alexis dancing hula.
  • Alexis is joined by Vanessa Punua in Aloha Kaua'i hula.
  • Also joining in for Aloha Kaua'i group hula is Mehana Vaughan.
  • Alan Akaka with Garret Santos and Mele Apana and featuring Mālie Lyman on steel guitar singing and playing Manowaiopuna. Mom Pomaika'i Lyman joins in on 'ukulele.
  • Mālie Lyman dances Kane'ohe hula with mom Pomaika'i Lyman on 'ukulele and vocals. Also featuring Garret Santos, Alan Akaka and Mele Apana.
  • Steel guitar jam session featured all the night's steel guitar players playing Hanohano Hanalei in round robin style.

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