Peterson channels slack key tradition in ‘Malama ‘Aina’
By Steven Mark firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 7, 2017
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COURTESY JEFF PETERSON
Hawaiian slack key guitar master Jeff Peterson will perform “Malama ‘Aina,” the first concerto written for slack key guitar and orchestra, this weekend with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra. From its nature-inspired themes to the familiar vamps and riffs of Hawaiian music, the work resounds with the slack key tradition, which is based on special guitar tunings that Hawaiian paniolo used to create its uniquely rich and melodious style.