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Twilight at Kalahuipua‘a

Steel guitar entertainment was featured at the Mauna Lani Auberge Resorts Collection hotel's Twilight at Kalahuipua‘a program, a monthly musical presentation during the month's full moon. The Twilight event, held at the Eva Parker Woods Cottage museum on grounds of the Mauna Lani Resort, featured talk story by the hotel's Kahu Hanai Danny Akaka, Jr., steel guitar performances by NextGen steel guitarists and a finale jam session that included several of Friday's featured steel guitarists.

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  • NextGen steel guitarists Pono Fernandez, Mālie Lyman, Ethan Goore, and Joey Misailidis.
  • NextGen at heart Bobby Ingano.
  • NextGen steel guitarists Joey and Tai Misailidis with Tai on the electric bass.
  • NextGen Mālie Lyman, Ethan Goore, Joey Misailidis, and Tai Misailidis.
  • Kumu Alan Akaka with NextGen steel guitarists Pono Fernandez, Mālie Lyman, and Ethan Goore.
  • The talk-story host was the hotelʻs Kahu Hanai, Danny Akaka, Jr.
  • Some of the programʻs audience.
  • Alan, Pono, Mālie, and Ethan.
  • Ethan, Joey, and Tai.
  • A program guest does the hula.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Tai Misailidis.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis on the electric bass.
  • The full moon at Kalahuipuaʻa.
  • Kahu Danny Akaka, Jr., and Anna Akaka.
  • Danny Akaka, Jr.
  • Alan Akaka, Kapono Lopes, Greg Sardinha, and Geri Valdriz in the group jam session.
  • Jam session backuip musicians Kaipo and Adam Asing.
  • Hula by Anna Akaka.
  • Kapono Lopes, Greg Sardinha, and Geri Valdriz.
  • Mālie Lyman doing the hula.
  • Mālie Lyman.
  • A couple dances in the moonlight as Bobby Ingano plays his signature ʻʻSleep Walk.ʻʻ

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