Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival

Sheraton Kickoff Kanikapila

A festival kickoff kanikapila was held at the Sheraton Kauai Resort and Spa in Poipu Beach on Friday, February 3, 2017. Many festival guests and Aloha Music Camp attendees made their way to the resort to join in or just enjoy the music.

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  • The Sheraton Kaua'i Resort and Spa at Poipo Beach was the site of the pre-festival kickoff kanikapila.
  • Some of the kanikapila participants.
  • Kanikapila musicians and guests.
  • Alan Akaka led the kanikapila.
  • Backup musician Larry Holu on bass.
  • Backup musician Addison Ching on guitar.
  • Steel guitarist Joe Stewart.
  • Steel guitarist Rhonda Murotake.
  • Steel guitarist Dan Villani.
  • Angela Villani.
  • Carmela DeMarco.
  • This kanikapila guest was content with enjoying the entertainment.
  • Ronald Tolentino on U-bass.
  • Steel guitarist Mary Neudorffer.
  • Scott Villhauer.
  • Shirley Holu.
  • A kanikapila guest strums her ʻukulele.
  • Heu'i Bandmann and Larry Holu.
  • Steel guitarist Alexis Tolentino in one of her hula moments.
  • Steel guitarist Heu'i Bandmann also in one of her hula moments.
  • Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School ukulele band director Elias Gonzales.
  • Heu'i Bandmann.
  • Stephanie Sundius doing the hula.
  • Alexis Tolentino.
  • Mālie Lyman.
  • Stephanie Sundius.
  • Heuʻi Bandmann doing the hula.
  • Alan Akaka.
  • Heuʻi Bandmann.

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