Waikiki Steel Guitar Week

Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival 1

The 2021 Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival was held on Saturday, November 6, 2021, in two segments. The first segment began at 11:00 A.M. and featured steel guitarists Steve Cheney, Kapono Lopes, Jeff Au Hoy, and Greg Sardinha. The second segment began at 4:30 P.M. and featured NextGen steel guitarists, and Bobby Ingano and Alan Akaka in a dual steel guitar jam session. Backup was provided by Helene Woodward and Kaipo Asing.

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  • Uright bass player Helene Woodward. Helene was one of the backup musicians for the entire program.
  • Featured steel guitar player Steve Cheney with Helene Woodward and Kapio Asing on guitar.
  • Helene Woodward, featured steel guitar player Kapono Lopes, Kaipo Asing, and emcee Kimo Kahoano.
  • Featured steel guitar player Kapono Lopes with Helene Woodward and Kaipo Asing.
  • Kapono Lopes.
  • Featured steel guitar player Jeff Au Hoy with Helene Woodward and Kaipo Asing.
  • Jeff Au Hoy.
  • Hula was provided by Kapuanani Greene.
  • Kapuanani Greene.
  • Featured steel guitarist Greg Sardinha with Helene Woodward and Kaipo Asing who also provided accompanying vocals.
  • Greg Sardinha.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Enosa Lyman with Alan Akaka and Kaipo Asing.
  • NextGEn steel guitarist Tai Misailidis with Alan Akaka.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Pono Fernandez with Alan and Kaipo.
  • NextGen steel guitarist Mālie Lyman with Alan and Kaipo.
  • Mālie, Alan, and Kaipo.
  • Steel guitar jam session with steel guitarists Bobby Ingano and Alan Akaka. Helene and Kaipo provided accompaniment.
  • Helene, Bobby, Alan, and Kaipo with special guest vocalist Kaiaka Adarna.

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