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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Photography by Don Touchi ©2017 by Don Touchi Photos and HIMELE.