Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

September Livestream Kanikapila - September 18, 2021

The Livestream Kanikapila on September 18, 2021, featured two hours of live performances by an all-star kanikapila band that viewers could play along with or just enjoy the music. The all-star band featured Kaipo Asing, Greg Sardinha, Paul Kim, Helene Woodward, and Alan Akaka. The live broadcast was supplemented by NextGen videos of their performances at the 2019 Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival at the Mauna Lani Resort's Eva Parker Woods Cottage.

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  • Emcee Alan Akaka kicks of the showcase.
  • A pitch was made for Hawaiʻi residents to help HIMELE by shopping at Foodland and participating in their September ʻʻGive Alohaʻʻ fundraiser.
  • The all-star kanikapila band with Kaipo Asing, Greg Sardinha, Paul Kim, Helene Woodward, and Alan Akaka.
  • Kaipo Asing on guitar behind Greg Sardinha.
  • Greg Sardinha started out on the ʻukulele.
  • Paul Kim on the steel guitar and Helene Woodward on the upright bass.
  • Kanikapila time!
  • Alan makes a point.
  • The kanikapila is under way.
  • Paul and Helene.
  • Paul, Helene, and Alan sharing a song.
  • Paul Kim on the steel guitar.
  • Alan Akaka on the steel guitar.
  • Greg Sardinha on ʻukulele.
  • Kaipo and Greg.
  • NextGen videos of their 2019 Hawaiʻi Island Steel Guitar Festival performance at the Mauna Lani Resortʻs Eva Parker Woods Cottage were broadcast during the live performance break.
  • This selection featured Pono Fernandez.
  • Ethan Goore was the next to be featured.
  • Mālie Lyman performed next.
  • The NextGen performances concluded with a song by Joey and Tai Misailidis.
  • Greg switched to the steel guitar during the second set.
  • Paul Kim exchanged his steel guitar for an ʻukulele.
  • The reconfigured all-star band.
  • The kanikapila finale.

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Photos from video captures of the livestream presentation unless otherwise noted. All photos ©2021 by HIMELE.

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