Steel Trappings

Livestream Kanikapila

Livestream Kanikapila Slated for March

March 5, 2021 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase will present a special Livestream Kanikapila event on March 20, 2021, beginning at 3 PM Hawaiian Standard Time. The 2-hour broadcast will feature an all-star Kanikapila band playing favorite Hawaiian songs that viewers can play along at home with their instrument of choice.

Steel guitarists Alan Akaka, Jeff Au Hoy, Bobby Ingano, Kapono Lopes, Greg Sardinha and Mālie Lyman will sing and play various band instruments. Adam Asing and Kaipo Asing will also join in with instruments and vocals. As with many of these events, you never know who might drop in unexpectedly and join in the fun.

Kanikapila songs will be selected from the He Mele Aloha Hawaiian Songbook, commonly known as the "Blue Book." Every attempt will be made to keep the songs in the published keys.

Viewers and kanikapila participants can send requests for their favorite mele to mele@hawaiiansteelguitarfestival.com. Requests can also be submitted in real time through the event comments although there is a possibility that such requests might be missed.

The livestream kanikapila provides an excellent opportunity for musicians to develop their skills in strumming, fingering, timing, and chord positioning as they play with the masters. Home steel guitarists can develop and improvise their fills and transitions and maybe even attempt a pa‘ani.

The kanikapila also provides a chance for viewers to simply enjoy the Hawaiian music performances by the all-star band which will include multiple steel guitars playing in round-robin style.

Livestream kanikapila have been very popular with Showcase viewers. A third hour was added to the February showcase that featured a kanikapila with the same all-star band musicians that will appear in the March event. The Open Stage Showcase that will be broadcast on March 27 will be a presentation of prerecorded videos submitted by steel guitarists from all over the world and will not include a kanikapila.

SHOWCASE

Archives

July, 2021
June, 2021
May, 2021
April, 2021
March, 2021
February, 2021
More [...]


Categories

Education and Training
Entertainment
Equipment
Festivals and Conventions
Instruments and Luthiers
News
Steel Guitar History


Authors

Author Index

Tags


Events



Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
July 31, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Kanikapila
August 14, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST (tentative)

Facebook LiveYouTube
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
incorporating the
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
August 28, 2021 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Saturday Performances 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Kanikapila
September 18, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Open Stage Showcase
September 25, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association - HSGA

HSGA  2nd Virtual Steel Guitar Festival
October 9-10, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on HSGA Website, Facebook and YouTube

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Kanikapila
October 16, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
October 23, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
November 20, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
December 18, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST (tentative)

COVID-19 Advisory: HIMELE™ plans to resume in-person live steel guitar festivals in 2022, contingent on pandemic directives and venue approvals. Livestream Showcases will continue through 2021.

Copyright ©2021 by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences, Inc., and Cyberventures Unlimited.Terms of Use

About HIMELE
HIMELE is a Hawai‘i non-profit corporation that supports music enrichment and education for people of all ages. Our purpose is to educate, promote, and perpetuate Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian musical instruments.