Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday - October 16, 2021

The Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday on October 16, 2021, featured live performances by NextGen Steel guitarists Enosa Lyman, Tai Misailidis, Pono Fernandez, Joey Misailidis, and Mālile Lyman with Alan Akaka on guitar, Kaipo Asing on ‘ukulele and Helene Woodward on upright bass. Prerecorded performances by NextGen steel guitarists Justin Firmeza and Ethan Goore were also included in the livestream. A steel guitar kanikapila jam session followed with Greg Sardinha, Bobby Ingano, and Alan Akaka on steel guitars, backed up by Kaipo Asing on guitar and Helene Woodward on upright bass.

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  • Emcee Alan Akaka kicks off the NextGen Showcase.
  • NextGen Enosa Lyman was the first to perform. His backup band was Kaipo Asing on ʻukulele, Alan Akaka on guitar, and Helene Woodward on upright bass.
  • Kaipo Asing and Alan Akaka.
  • Kaipo ponders his response to a comment made by Alan.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Enosa Lyman.
  • Enosa concentrating on his playing.
  • Enosa also sang. Here he's performing ''Papakolea'' in honor of his great-grandmother's home.
  • Next up was NextGen steel guitarist Pono Fernandez. Kaipo Asing, Alan Akaka and Helene Woodward provided backup.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Pono Fernandez.
  • Pono performing ʻUheʻuhene.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis with Kaipo, Alan, and Helene.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis.
  • Joey with Kaipo, Alan, and Helene.
  • Joey also sang as she performed ''Nani''.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Mālie Lyman.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Mālie Lyman with Kaipo, Alan, and Helene.
  • Mālie sang and played ''Sophisticated Hula''.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Justin Firmeza via prerecorded video. Justin lives in California.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Justin Firmeza.
  • Justin Firmeza.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Ethan Goore via prerecorded video. Ethan is attending Rice University in Texas.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Ethan Goore.
  • Ethan Goore.
  • The steel guitar kanikapila jam with Greg Sardinha, Bobby Ingano, and Alan Akaka on steel guitars with Kaipo Asing on guitar and Helene Woodward on upright bass.
  • Greg is playing an Asher Electro Hawaiian.
  • Bobby Ingano is playing his Rickenbacher 7-string Fry Pan.
  • Alan is playing his Asher Alan Akaka Limited Edition 8-String 2nd Edition.
  • Bobby, Kaipo, Alan, and Helene.
  • Kaipo Asing.
  • Greg Sardinha.
  • Bobby and Alan.
  • Alan Akaka.
  • Bobby Ingano.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Tai Misailidis joined the group.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Tai Misailidis and Bobby Ingano duet on ''Sleepwalk'' with Alan Akaka on guitar and Helene Woodward on upright bass.
  • Alan says a few words before the final number.,
  • Tai Misailidis closed out the showcase singing and playing ''Paniolo Country''.

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