Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival

Open Stage 2

Friday's Open Stage program also featured NextGen and Makua students from Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i School of Hawaiian Music.

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  • Aaron Benolkin with Greg Sardinha and Alan Akaka.
  • Greg Sardinha, Aaron Benolkin, and Alan Akaka. Photo by Aaron Benolkin.
  • Ke Kula Mele NextGen. From left: Tai Misailidis, steel guitarists Joey Misailidis, Ethan Goore, and Pono Fernandez, and Kumu Alan Akaka.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Ethan plays with Tai, Joey, Pono, and Kumu Alan Akaka providing backup.
  • Tai playing her new standup electric bass, Joey, Ethan, Pono, and Kumu Alan.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Pono plays with Tai, Joey, Ethan and Kumu Alan providing backup.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Tai Misailidis with sister Joey on bass and Ethan on  Ľukulele.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Tai Misailidis with Joey, Ethan, Pono, and Kumu Alan providing backup.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis with Tai and Ethan on backup.
  • Sisters Tai and Joey Misailidis.
  • Kumu Hula Auntie Manuiki Lono danced the hula.
  • Auntie Manuiki Lono dances while Joey, Ethan and Pono play.
  • Joey, Ethan, Auntie Manuiki Lono, and Alan Akaka.
  • Tai Misailidis, Joey Misailidis, Ethan Goore, Auntie Manuiki Lono dancing hula, Pono Fernandez (hidden), and Alan Akaka. Photo by Aaron Benolkin.
  • Ke Kula Mele Makua wtih assist from NextGen. From left: Tai and Joey Misailidis, Shirley Holu, Larry Holu, Gale Warshawsky, and Kumu Alan Akaka. Photo by Gale Warshawsky.

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

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