Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Behind the Scenes

Photographs of musicians, staff, other personnel, places and things connected with the festival production.

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  • Larry and Shirley Holu.
  • Leilani Kahoano with Kimo Kahoano, Alan Akaka, and Addison Ching.
  • Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi.
  • Musicians from ''Lion'' Kobayashi's group.
  • More musicians from ''Lion'' Kobayashi's group.
  • Kikuo Urushibara (Skype student of ''Lion'' Kobayashi), Dr. Kris Oka, and ''Lion'' Kobayashi.
  • Musicians from ''Lion'' Kobayashi's group.
  • An Iseman acoustic steel guitar.
  • Robbie Ray representing Iseman Guitars.
  • Sound engineer David Nakamura.
  • Festival Coordinator Addison Ching.
  • The videographer's view of the stage.
  • Sandy Sardinha.
  • Sandy Sardinha at the festival store.
  • Open Stage sessions emcee Addison Ching.
  • Andrea and Ronald Tolentino.
  • Every Tat tells a story. You'll have to ask Kathy Collins about this one.
  • Gale Warshawsky.
  • Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi.
  • Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi and co-emcee Kathy Collins.
  • Pūloku Hayes.
  • Alan Akaka and Shirley Holu at pre-festival dinner.
  • Larry Holu and Addison Ching at pre-festival dinner.
  • Alan Akaka and Shirley Holu.
  • Leilani and Kimo Kahoano.
  • Alexis and Andrea Tolentino with Addison Ching.
  • The Ka'anapali Beach Hotel's Hula Mound.
  • The photographer's view of the festivities.
  • Twilight at the festival.
  • Twilight at the festival.
  • The Ka'anapali Beach Hotel's Hula Mound.
  • Some of the festival audience at Friday's evening program.
  • Sound engineer David Nakamura.
  • Sam Ako through the video camera.
  • Tadashi Arakawa, Kathy Collins, Mālie Lyman, Bobby Ingano, Dr. Thomas Ching, Alexis Tolentino and Shinichi Kakiuchi.
  • Hana Hou at the Kahului Airport with Bobby Ingano and Eric Keawe.
  • Leilani Kahoano, event photographer Don Touchi, and Kimo Kahoano. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Sound engineer David Nakamura hard at work. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • David Nakamura. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • David Nakamura. Photo by Addison Ching.
  • David Nakamura's office for the festival.Photo by Addison Ching.
  • Keen Ching and Andrea and Alexis Tolentino relieving festival stress. Photo by Addison Ching.

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