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Hawaii’s Backyard: Kauai festival celebrates magical sound of steel guitar

  • COURTESY DON TOUCHI Festival emcee Lady Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreira dances the hula while steel guitarist Greg Sardinha, center, performs with Adam Asing, left, and Kaipo Asing.

    COURTESY DON TOUCHI

    Festival emcee Lady Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreira dances the hula while steel guitarist Greg Sardinha, center, performs with Adam Asing, left, and Kaipo Asing.

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                                Members of the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Chorus and Ukulele Band perform with NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis.

    COURTESY DON TOUCHI

    Members of the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Chorus and Ukulele Band perform with NextGen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis.

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                                Bobby Ingano, left, shows a Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School student how to pick strings and hold the slide of a steel guitar. School visits are part of the festival’s program.

    COURTESY DON TOUCHI

    Bobby Ingano, left, shows a Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School student how to pick strings and hold the slide of a steel guitar. School visits are part of the festival’s program.

Now in its fifth year, the Kauai festival will offer workshops, jam sessions, an exhibit of vintage steel guitars dating back to the 1930s and a demonstration area where attendees can try playing the instrument. Read more

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