It's Aloha Friday Again: Missed the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival

Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2011 at 1:54pm.

It's Aloha Friday Again: Missed the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival

Darn it! So many good festivals! Just a few weeks ago was the ukulele festival and now, although late, I just learned of the slack key guitar festival. Darn, I missed it! Both were free and held at the Kapiolani Park in Waikiki.

According to "Hawaii Magazine Online", "The Ki-hoalu Foundation describes Hawaiian slack key guitar music as “sweet and soulful,” and “drawn from the heart and soul — out through the fingers of each player.”

"Intrigued? If you’re on Oahu this weekend, check out the musical mystique for yourself at the 29th annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Waikiki Style” is set for Sun., Aug. 21, noon to 6 p.m., in Kapiolani Park."

"The free fest will feature some of Hawaii’s top artists in the slack key genre including Ledward “Led” Kaapana (pictured, right), who was recently named as a 2011 National Heritage fellow, the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts. Previous fellows in the award’s 30-year history include bluesman B.B. King and cowboy poet Wally McRay."

Read the rest of the article, "Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival brings sweet, soulful sound to Oahu this weekend"

Mahalo For Reading.

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