Hawai'i Steel Guitar Festival

Behind the Scenes 1

A variety of pictures of festival personnel and guests.

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  • Next Generation steel guitarists Pono, Joey, and Mālie
  • Noriko and Shuji Tomita from Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Greg Sardinha and Alan Akaka with Charles Michael Brotman, leader of the music group Kohala and featured artist in the hotelʻs Canoe House restaurant.
  • Millie Akaka.
  • Anna Akaka.
  • Millie Akaka and Anna Akaka with Next Generation steel guitarists and musicians.
  • Millie Akaka with sons Daniel Jr., and Alan Akaka.
  • The festival banner.
  • Lobby practice-turned-kanikapila by the Bobby Ingano Trio.
  • Los Hawaiianos (Hiroshi Uchida, Hideki Hattori, and Hiroshi Kaneko) with Bobby Ingano.
  • Sandy Sardinha customizing her festival T-shirt.
  • Shirley Holu and Andrea Tolentino.
  • Les Lactaoen is the omelette bar chef at the Bay Terrace restaurant breakfast buffet.
  • Sandy Sardinha modeling her customized festival T-shirt.
  • Shuji Tomita, Alan Akaka, and Noriko Tomita.
  • The festival T-shirt.
  • Kahua Campang, Addison Ching, Kaleo Perry, and Kaleo Kam.
  • Kekahuaonaleo with Addison Chng.
  • Judiciary Represent: Larry Holu (State of Hawaiʻi Attorney Generalʻs oiffice), Geri Valdriz (retired judge) and and newly appointed Hawaiʻi Intermediate Court of Appeals Associate Judge Derrick Chan.
  • An exhausted Bobby Ingao takes a break.
  • Elizabeth ''Eliza" Demmi helped photograph festival events.
  • Dave Kolars's video recording setup.
  • Bobby Ingano's performance as seen through Dave Kolars' viewfinder.
  • Impromptu lobby kanikapila before the trip back to the airport.
  • Lobby kanikapila.
  • A quick nap before the trip back to O'ahu.

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