Hawai'i Steel Guitar Festival

Rehearsals

Various musicians held practice sessions prior to their performances.

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  • Kaipo Asing rehearses with Alan Akaka and The Islanders.
  • Greg Sardinha working with his backup musicians.
  • Adam Asing, the festival's bass player.
  • Alan Akaka.
  • Kaipo Asing and Greg Sardinha.
  • Ke Kula Mele musicians rehearsed in another room. Shown here are guitarists Addison Ching and Alan Akaka.
  • Steel Guitarist Joey Misailidis rehearses one of her selections. Also in picture: SooJean Misailidis, Mālie Lyman, Alexis Tolentino, and Tai Misailidis.
  • Tai Misailidis, Addison Ching, Alan Akaka, Mālie Lyman, Shirley Holu, and Joey Misailidis rehearsing one of Mālieʻs selections.
  • Rehearsal security was performed by steel guitarist Larry Holu.
  • Alexis Tolentino mentally visualizing the performance.
  • SooJean Misailidis and Kris Oka.
  • Alan Akaka discusses the performance with Alexis Tolentino, Addison Ching, Tai and Joey Misailidis, Mālie Lyman, and Shirley Holu.
  • Alexis Tolentino, Joey Misailidis, Mālie Lyman, and Alan Akaka. All steel guitarists play multiple instruments.
  • Larry Holu and Addison Ching work on their duet.

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