The biggest showcase of Hawaiian ki ho’alu music outside the islands

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Played from the heart and soul through the fingers, and flowing with vivid tropical images, Hawaiian ki ho'alu is truly one of the great acoustic guitar traditions in the world.


In slack key, some of the strings are slacked from the standard tuning, with the thumb playing the bass while the other fingers play the melody and improvise in a finger-picked style.


The Southern California Slack Key Festival features the most respected names in Hawaiian guitar music today in the most prestigious Hawaiian music concert event in the mainland U.S.


The sounds of slack key can be heard on the GRAMMY- nominated soundtrack
for The Descendants, the first major motion picture to feature Hawaiian ki ho’alu music exclusively in its soundtrack; many of the artists from the recording have appeared in the festival, including Keola Beamer, Cyril Pahinui, Jeff Peterson, Dennis Kamakahi, Makana and more. To purchase the music from the movie, click the CD image above.


Discover more wonderful slack key artists and music at Dancing Cat Records and Cord International

 

8th ANNUAL FESTIVAL 

JANUARY 18, 2015

2:00pm

REDONDO BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER


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SONGS IN A

SLACK KEY



WATCH A DEMONSTRATION OF THE ART OF

KI HO’ALU GUITAR



INTERVIEW WITH ALEXANDER PAYNE ON HIS FILM The Descendants AND ITS ALL-HAWAIIAN MUSIC SOUNDTRACK



PAST FESTIVAL PERFORMERS

CYRIL PAHINUI

DENNIS KAMAKAHI

GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR

HI’IKUA

JEFF PETERSON

JIM “KIMO” WEST

JOHN CRUZ

JOHN KEAWE

KEOLA BEAMER

LEDWARD KAAPANA

MAKANA

MAUNALUA

OWANA SALAZAR

OZZIE KOTANI

SONNY LIM

STEPHEN INGLIS

STEVEN ESPANIOLA

PLUS

AMY HANAIALI’I

BARRY FLANAGAN

BOB BROZMAN

ED GERHARD

GREG SARDINHA

JEFF LINSKY

JEFF AU HOY

KUNIA GALDEIRA

LORNA LIM

NATHAN AWEAU

PETER MOON

RAIATEA HELM

SHAWN ISHIMOTO

KALYN AOLANI

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2015 ARTIST LINEUP

CYRIL PAHINUI

GEORGE KUO

JEFF PETERSON

JIM “KIMO” WEST

MAKANA

DANNY CARVALHO

KEN EMERSON

NATHAN AWEAU

JEFF AU HOY

PETER MOON

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NAPUA GREIG

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