Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival

Ho‘olaule‘a 3

Saturday's Ho‘olaule‘a featured six steel guitarists and the Chieffess Kamakahelei Middle School Chorus and ‘Ukulele Band and Kapa‘a Middle School Choir and ‘Ukulele Band performing with NextGen steel guitarists. The Ho‘olaule‘a concluded with a finale featuring all steel guitarists playing at the same time.

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  • Featured steel guitarist Kapono Lopes with Adam and Kaipo Asing and Auntie Manuiki Lono dancing the hula.
  • Kapaʻa Middle School Choir and ʻUkulele Band with NextGen Tai and Joey Misailidis.
  • Members of the Kapaʻa Middle School group dance the hula as the rest of the group sings and plays.
  • The Kapaʻa Middle School Choir and ʻUkulele Band with director Mary Lardizabal at the keyboard.
  • Featured steel guitarist Dave ʻʻDKʻʻ Kolars with Adam and Kaipo Asing.
  • Featured steel guitarist Geri Valdriz with Adam and Kaipo Asing.
  • NextGen Ethan Goore and Pono Fernandez with Natan Goore on U-bass perform with the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Chorus and ʻUkulele Band.
  • The Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Chorus and ʻUkulele Band.
  • Alan Akaka observes the CKMS performance.
  • Featured steel guitarist Steve Cheney with Adam Asing, Kapono Lopes, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Featured steel guitarist Greg Sardinha with Adam Asing, Kapono Lopes, and Kaipo Asing.
  • Alan Akaka and The Islanders.
  • Kumu Hula Vern Kauanui, Pomai Palmeira, and Kumu Hola Manuiki Lono dance hula while Alan Akaka performs.
  • The finale with Dave ʻʻDKʻʻ Kolars, Adam Asing, Alan Akaka, Steve Cheney, Kaipo Asing, Greg Sardinha, Manuiki Lono, and Kapono Lopes.
  • Dave ʻʻDKʻʻ Kolars, Geri Valdriz, Adam Asing, Steve Cheney, Alan Akaka, Kaipo Asing, Greg Sardinha, Manuiki Lono, and Kapono Lopes.

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