Waikiki Steel Guitar Week

Festival Moments

Pictures taken at the 2014 Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival.

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  • Sandy Sardinha at the festival sales tent, where featured artist CDs were available for purchase.
  • Friends and members of Ke Kula Mele on the lawn. In uniform: Bob Beard and Donald Armstrong. Behind them are Moses Kamai and daughter Manuela.
  • Donald Armstrong trying out Sharon Sawdey's vintage Vega lap steel guitar.
  • Bobby Ingano trying out the Vega lap steel.
  • Maria Au Hoy snaps a picture.
  • Some of the Ke Kula Mele Hawai'i musicians. From left: Robert Antonio, Keen Ching, Sid Pang, Donald Armstrong, Zack Pang, and Michiko Akaka.
  • Greg Sardinha with a festival guest.
  • Dennis Isa, Jimmy Wong and Luana Macariola prepare. Owana Salazar is in the background.
  • Bobby Ingano and Jeff Au Hoy with festival guest.
  • Ke Kula Mele Hawaii steel guitar student Sharon Sawdey.
  • Ke Kula Mele steel guitar student Jimmy Wong.
  • Longtime steel guitar supporters Frank and Donna Miller were in the crowd. Frank is also a steel guitarist.
  • Ke Kula Mele Hawaii videographer and assistant Ronald Tolentino.
  • Maria Au Hoy.
  • Owana Salazar and Jeff Au Hoy with Jeff's tripleneck Fender Stringmaster.
  • Jeff shows his triple-neck to Henry Wassman III and Bob Beard.
  • ''Greenroom'' for Ke Kula Mele Hawaii. Assistants Andrea Tolentino, Dr. Thomas Ching and Pomaika'i Lyman can be seen among the Ke Kula Mele haumana.
  • Sharon Sawdey shows her Vega lap steel to Bobby Ingano.
  • Dr. Thomas Ching and Keen Ching.
  • Pomaika'i Lyman, Greg Sardinha, and Gigi Takaki.
  • Robert Antonio, Donald Armstrong, and Henry Wassman III.
  • Ke Kula Mele Hawaii hāumana Dennis Isa, Jimmy Wong, Robert Antonio, and Luana Macariola with Owana Salazar in the background.
  • Henry Wassman III with Nani.
  • Festival closing with ''Hawai'i Aloha."'

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