Next Generation steel guitar students of Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music participated in the 3rd annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Waikiki Beach Walk on June 17, 2012. The Next Generation steel players were backed up by the Ke Kula Mele Ensemble including Ronald Tolentino and Leroy Ne on bass, Jamie Umanzor and Keala Akaka on 'ukulele, and Henry Wassman III and Addison Ching on guitar.
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Photography by Alan Akaka ©2012 by Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i.
Statewide Steel Guitar Festivals
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Kona Steel Guitar Festival