Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Friday Ho'olaule'a

The Friday Evening Ho'olaulea featured Maui steel guitarists Joel Katz, Sam Ako, Geri Valdriz, Japan steel guitarists Tadashi Arakawa and Tetsuya Ishiyama, and Jeff Au Hoy and Alan Akaka.

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  • Co-emcees Kimo Kahoano and Kathy Collins.
  • Kathy Collins.
  • Joel Katz with Danny Kapoi, Jr., Kalena Foster, and Kaniloa Kamaunu.
  • Joel Katz.
  • Maile Keawe Bryan.
  • Maile Keawe Bryan.
  • Maile Keawe Bryan with Joel Katz and Kalena Foster.
  • Sam Ako with Jon Gabe Ako, Danny Palakiko and Mark Palakiko.
  • Sam Ako.
  • Danny Palakiko.
  • Kimo Kahoano and Kathy Collins.
  • Tadashi Arakawa from Yokohama, Japan, with Danny Kapoi, Jr., and Kaniloa Kamaunu.
  • Tadashi Arakawa.
  • Geri Valdriz with Danny Kapoi, Jr., Kevin Brown, and Sheldon Brown.
  • Geri Valdriz.
  • Leilani and Kimohano. Some of the emcee duties were supported from the dining room.
  • Sam Ako, Leilani Kahoano, and Kimo Kahoano.
  • Alan Akaka with a festival guest.
  • Kathy Collins and Leimomi Bacalso-Murray.
  • Leilani and Kimo Kahoano.
  • Maile Keawe Bryan.
  • Jeff Au Hoy with Danny Kapoi, Jr., and Kaniloa Kamaunu.
  • Jeff Au Hoy.
  • Jeff Au Hoy.
  • Tetsuya Ishiyama from Japan.
  • Kaniloa Kamaunu.
  • Tetsuya Ishiyama.
  • Kimo Kahoano.
  • Alan Akaka with Danny Kapoi, Jr., and Kaniloa Kamaunu.
  • Alan Akaka.
  • Alan Akaka.
  • Alan Akaka with Kaniloa Kamaunu and Alexis Tolentino dancing hula.
  • Alan Akaka, Alexis Tolentino, and Kaniloa Kamaunu
  • Alan Akaka with Kaniloa Kamaunu and Mālie Lyman dancing hula.
  • Eric Keawe with Maile Keawe Bryan dancing hula.
  • Leimomi Bacalso-Murray, Mālie Lyman, and Maile Keawe Bryan dancing hula.
  • Leimomi Bacalso-Murray, Mālie Lyman, Kathy Collins, and Maile Keawe Bryan dancing hula.
  • Pono Li'i Murray and Kimo Kahoano doing hula to ''The Boy From Laupahoehoe'' while Maile Keawe Bryan and mom Leimomi Bacalso-Murray look on.

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