Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival

Kīkā Pila Festival Kickoff Kanikapila

A festival kickoff kanikapila was held at Duke's Kaua‘i on Thursday, February 27, 2020. The annual "īkā Pila" event featured festival musicians and other participants.

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  • Some of the kanikapila participants. From left: Elias Gonzales, Shirley Holu, Alan Akaka, Dave ''DK'' Kolars, Mark Gaponoff, and Natan Goore.
  • Setting up the stage area are Alan Akaka, Ethan Goore, and Natan Goore.
  • Time for a sound check and other antics.
  • Jake Fernandez and Elias Gonzales, director of the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Chorus and 'Ukulele Band.
  • Getting ready are NextGen Tai Misailidis, Joey Misailidis, and Alan Akaka.
  • Clockwise from left: Tai and Joey Misailidis, Alan Akaka, Ethan Goore, Pono Fernandez, and Natan Goore.
  • Shirley Holu and SooJean Misailidis.
  • Vocalist Gale Warshawsky backed up by ALan Akaka, Dave ''DK'' Kolars, Mark Gaponoff, and Natan Goore. Photo by Gale Warshawsky.
  • Elias Gonzales and Alan Akaka. Photo by Gale Warshawsky.
  • Alan Akaka, Dave ''DK'' Kolars, Gale Warshawsky, Mark Gaponoff, and Natan Goore along with a kanikapila guest. Photo by Gale Warshawsky.
  • The compact stage area with Tai Misailidis, Joey Misailidis, Alan Akaka, and Ethan Goore. Photo by Kris Oka.

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Photography by Larry Holu unless otherwise noted. All photos ©2020 by HIMELE.

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