Maui Steel Guitar Festival

More Behind the Scenes

Photos of festival performers, guests, and activities.

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  • Lion Halau. From left: Nubuo Numata, Toshitake Okano, Akemi Kimura, Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi, Masako Wakamatsu, Haruko Ozeki, Sakae Machida, and Norio Usui.
  • Alexis Tolentino getting sultry looks coaching from Julie Hendriks.
  • Saturday evening ho'olaule'a guests in the hotel's Kanahele Room.
  • Kathy Collins.
  • Larry Holu.
  • Geronimo ''Geri'' Valdriz and Bobby Ingano.
  • Sandy Sardinha models a customized festival t-shirt.
  • The fringe look may be offered as a customizedt-shirt option at future festivals.
  • The fringe look.
  • A little plumeria tree trimming by the hotel. Plumeria growers, come and get your cuttings!
  • More plumeria grooming.
  • The outdoor stage venue.
  • Information and silent auction tent.
  • Day 2 of Plumeria tree trimming. According to hotel staff, this tree was planted by Charlton Heston in the 1930s when he made a movie at the hotel.
  • More tempting stuff for plumeria growers.
  • Shirley and Larry Holu.
  • Alan Akaka giving Next Generation musicians instructions for a research project.
  • MOre research project.
  • More research project.
  • Photographer and HIMELE board member Don Touchi.
  • The hotel's Hale Ho'okopa cultural center provided a setting for a group kanikapila with hotel staff. From left: Pono, Alan, Tai, Rance Villarimo, and Joey.
  • Alexis flashes a "shaka" that is apparently hypnotizing the photographer.

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Photography by Addison Ching. All photos ©2018 by HIMELE.

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