June 8, 2019—Haw’n Steel Fest at Windward Mall

The annual festival at Windward Mall in Kāne‘ohe on the island of O‘ahu is set for June 8, 2019. For event details go to Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival WM or send an email to info@himele.org.

June 8, 2019—Ke Kula Mele Spring Concert

Enjoy the music of Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian music under the direction of Kumu Alan Akaka. Students will perform songs about Honolulu on steel guitar, ‘ukulele, guitar and Hawaiian style bass on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 11 AM to noon at Windward Mall (46-056 Kamehameha Hwy Kaneohe, HI 96744). Free to the public. For further details or questions, email info@himele.org.

July 15-20, 2019—Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week

Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week will be held at the Royal Hawaiian Center’s Royal Grove Stage in Waikīkī starting July 15. Featured are evening performances on Monday thru Thursday followed by the Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival on Friday and Saturday with steel guitar masters, ensembles and NextGen students in concert. For details email info@himele.org or go to Waikiki Steel Guitar Week.

July 18-20, 2019—AISGC Winchester Convention

The 2019 Aloha International Steel Guitar Club Conven­tion will be held on July 18-20, 2019 at the Winchester Towne Square Community Centre in Win­chester, Indiana. Featured guest will be steel guitar master Jeff Au Hoy. For details check the club website at aisgc.org.

August 17, 2019—Haw’n Steel Fest at Kahala Mall

The 2019 Steel Festival at Kahala Mall, “Keiki Kine,” will be held at Kahala Mall in East Oʻahu on August 17 at 2 PM. Featured are Keiki NextGen steel players and musicians age ten and older from Alan Akaka’s Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music. For details email info@himele.org or go to Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival KM.

September 17-19, 2019—HSGA Fort Collins Festival

Our Sixth Annual HSGA Mainland Festival at the Fort Collins Hilton will feature guest artist John Ely, special guests from Hawaiʻi, along with member performances and workshops. (See the cover story for details.)

December 2019—Hawai‘i Island Steel Festival

The Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival is tentatively scheduled for December 13-15, 2019 at the Mauna Lani Auberge Resorts on the Kohala Coast. Check for updates at Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival.

In this issue:

Fort Collins Guest John Ely
Newsletter Goes “Electronic”
Waikīkī Steel Week Preview
Unloved in its Homeland?
Ka Oiwi Nani
HSGA Japan’s Fourth Biennial Convention
WCC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Lessons a Success!
Polynesian Meatballs Recipe
A “Techno-Tale” From Kona Beach
My Wonderful Years In Music
HSGA Staff & info

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