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The Pan-Pacific Exposition's Influence on the Steel Guitar
The Pan-Pacific Exposition's Influence on the Steel Guitar
May 17, 2020 • Nate Goore • Steel Guitar History

The sound of the steel guitar, and it's prominent place in Hawaiian music, are well recognized [...]

The Forgotten Story Of How Hawaiians Transformed American Music
The Forgotten Story Of How Hawaiians Transformed American Music
June 7, 2020 • Jessica Terrell and Claire Caulfield • Steel Guitar History

Hawaiian musicians touring across America in the 1900s had an enormous – and often [...]

On the Playlist Feature

New Feature Coming May 1
April 28, 2021 • Addison Ching • Steel Guitar History

A new monthly feature, "On the Playlist," will debut in Steel Trappings on May 1, 2021. [...]

On the Playlist

Sol Ho‘opi‘i
May 1, 2021 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

"HAWAIIAN STEEL" is a weekly radio program that spotlights the Hawaiian steel guitar masters [...]

On the Playlist

Andy Iona
June 1, 2021 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

"HAWAIIAN STEEL" is a weekly radio program that spotlights the Hawaiian steel guitar masters [...]

On the Playlist

Dick McIntire
July 1, 2021 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

"HAWAIIAN STEEL" is a weekly radio program that spotlights the Hawaiian steel guitar masters [...]

On the Playlist

David "Feet" Rogers
August 1, 2021 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

"HAWAIIAN STEEL" is a weekly radio program that spotlights the Hawaiian steel guitar masters [...]

On the Playlist

Tommy Castro
September 1, 2021 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Steel Guitar History

"HAWAIIAN STEEL" is a weekly radio program that spotlights the Hawaiian steel guitar masters [...]

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday Extra!
October 16, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday - LIVE from Kaua‘i
October 30, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 2PM - 4PM HST

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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
incorporating the
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
November 6, 2021 (tentative) – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Saturday Performances 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

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

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
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.

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