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Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week Monday Concert

Ke Kula Mele Hawai‘i NextGen steel guitarists and musicians were featured in a one-hour performance on Monday, July 9, 2018, as one of the 2018 Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week's Monday-Thursday nightly concerts.

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  • HIMELE's festival banner.
  • Festival guests Daphne and Dennis Rice in their new chairs.
  • Emcee Harry B. Soria, Jr., with Alan Akaka.
  • Next Gen steel guitarists Pono Fernandez, Tai Misailidis, and Mālie Lyman with Next Gen U-bass players Tai Misailidis and Iosepa Lyman.
  • Emcee Harry B. Soria, Jr.
  • Many program guests sat on the lawn.
  • Harry B. Soria, Jr.
  • Next Gen steel guiitarist Joey Misailidis.
  • Next Gen U-bass player Tai Misailidis.
  • Next Gen U-bass player Iosepa Lyman.
  • Next Gen steel guitarist Pono Fernandez.
  • Next Gen steel guitarist Joey Misailidis.
  • Next Gen U-bass player Tai Misailidis.
  • Next Gen steel guitarist Mālie Lyman.
  • Addison Ching provided backup guitar for the Next Gen musicians.
  • SooJean Misailidis, Jake Fernandez, Daphne and Dennis Rice, and Pomaika'i Lyman.
  • Alan Akaka provided backup 'ukulele for the Next Gen musicians.
  • Hula dancer Alexis Tolentino and Larry Holu.
  • The Next Gen musicians with Alan Akaka and Addison Ching.
  • Jumbo plumeria provided the stage backdrop.
  • Alexis Tolentino danced hula.
  • Alexis Tolentino.
  • Harry B. Soria., Jr. describing Honolulu City and County Mayor Kirk Caldwell's proclamation designating July 9-14, 2018, as Waikiki Steel Guitar Week.
  • The framed proclamation.
  • Alexis Tolentino dancing with Puili Sticks to Haleakala Hula.
  • Alexis Tolentino switching to the Ipu in Haleakala Hula.
  • Mālie Lyman's playing technique.
  • SooJean Misailidis and Jake Fernandez.
  • Alexis Tolentino.
  • Andrea and Ronald Tolentino.
  • Pomaikaʻi Lyman assisted daughter Mālie Lyman in singing the Hana Hou, ʻAlika.

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