Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Ed Punua

Ed Punua

Edward Punua, is a Certified Public Accountant by trade. He studied with Barney Isaacs and has been performing on Kaua‘i as well as South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Tahiti and the U.S. mainland.

Since the age of seven, his musical upbringing was encouraged and enhanced by performing in a Polynesian show with his family for the Victor Punua Polynesian Revue. It is there that he gained much experience with Polynesian music as a percussionist. Punua has instructional experience assisting his mother, Kumu Hula Ku‘ulei Punua who taught the hula on Kaua‘i for over forty years.

Ed was one of the featured steel guitarists in the 2012 Mele Mei Legends of Steel Concert in Waikīkī and has been a featured steel guitarist at previous steel guitar festivals on Kaua‘i, Maui, and in Waikīkī He was the featured guest at the 2019 HSGA Convention at Fort Collins, Colorado.

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