Saturday, January 8, 2011

Southern California Slack Key Festival - Redondo Beach - Jan. 23

Taboo Island will be vending out at the Southern California Slack Key Festival in Redondo Beach on the 23rd. Come by and say aloha!

Here's some info from their press release:


The biggest Hawaiian music concert event outside Hawaii returns to Los Angeles January 23, 2011

WHEN: January 23, 2011
WHERE: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach CA 90278
TIME: 2pm - 5pm (Island Marketplace featuring island-themed food and gifts opens at 11am)

(REDONDO BEACH, CA) On January 23, 2011, Kala Koa Entertainment will present the highly anticipated 4th Annual Southern California Slack Key Festival at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, a showcase of the best Hawaiian slack key guitarists in the world, all on one stage.

The 2011 lineup features Cyril Pahinui (son of Gabby Pahinui) performing with GRAMMY winner Jeff Peterson, Guitar magazine Guitar Superstar finalist Makana, three-time GRAMMY winner George Kahumoku, Jr with internationally renowned steel guitar player Bob Brozman, slack key guitarist and falsetto singer Gary Haleamau and - for the first time - the legendary slack key master Keola Beamer (Honolulu City Lights)together with one of Hawaii's top female vocalists Raiatea Helm.

The Festival - the first one of its kind anywhere outside Hawaii - set a major milestone for Hawaiian music events on the mainland when it debuted in 2008 and has already garnered a huge loyal following - creating, cultivating, and renewing interest in Hawaii and its music.

What is Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Music?

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar (ki ho'alu) is truly one of the world’s great acoustic guitar traditions, considered to be one of the oldest music traditions to still be a viable (other than just historical) part of a modern culture. Ki ho'alu, which literally means to "loosen the key," is the Hawaiian language name for the solo finger-picked style unique to Hawaii. In this tradition, the strings (or "keys") are "slacked" to produce many different tunings, which usually contain a major chord, or a chord with a major 7th note, or sometimes one with a 6th note in it. Each tuning produces a lingering sound behind the melody and has a characteristic resonance and fingering.

Proud sponsors of the 2011 Southern California Slack Key Festival: Trader Vic's L.A. LIVE, Bruddah's Hawaiian Food, Sun Noodles, PRIMO Beer, Bridges Design Group

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