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4th Annual Henry Kaleialoha Allen Guitar Festival
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2012 - 4th Annual “Henry Kaleialoha Allen Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival”

                                 “One of Maui’s Commissioner for Culture and the Arts”

Three days of “The Sound Of The Steel”, a Maui Namesake and highlight of the season.

The Theme will be “Century of Matson Boat Days & Aloha Tower, Featuring the Hawaiian Steel Guitar”

Showcasing Maui’s own Fred and Ernest Tavares, past Legends of the Steel.

Including scripts and vignettes of Boat Days @ Aloha Tower in song and dance!


Special VIP tent to right of stage for our County Representatives and Council.


Guests @ Artists: Senator Brickwood Galuteria, Senator Roz Baker, Showman Kimo Kahoano, Alan Akaka & his Islanders, Greg Sardinha Quartet, Japan: “Lion” Kiyoshi Kobayashi, California: Duke Kaleolani Ching, Gordon Freitas and Recardo Gonzalez. Cameo by Henry Kaleialoha Allen Concert. Ukulele Band! Beautiful Hauani from Kona.,


April 20-22, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Friday, April 20, 12:00 noon-

Hotel Lobby is Host to all visitors and artists checking in. Live Steel Guitar music in Lobby,  “Ships of the Matson Lines” memorabilia and photos set up.

Courtyard areas:

2:00pm: Courtyard tent: Workshops for Hawaiian steel Guitar

1. Beginner’s Hands- on class – Alan Akaka, Greg Sardinha

2. Intermediate Hands-on class

2:00pm Ukulele workshop- “Mele Fong”

2:00pm. Lei making and Ti’i leaf skirt weaving –“Keoni”

3:00pm Hula workshop, learn today and dance tonight! “Kainoa”

Steel Guitar building Camp & demonstrations of steel guitars, “hands on”.

Bounty Music Store displays and presentations on instruments

Enrichment Hosts to greet and give out programs for that night and weekend.

Courtyard tent & Lobby will host the Tavares family and ongoing video of Ernest and Freddy Tavares, and Host/Emcee to enrich guests.

Video of Henry Allen’s work and dedication to this instrument in photos and shows.

Opening Ceremonies @ 6:00 Mr. Tom Fairbanks, Ka’anapali Beach Hotel


Greg Sardinha Hawaiian Steel Guitar Quartet featuring “Lion” Kobayashi from Japan.

Hula Dancers enacting hulas from Matson Boat Days and Aloha Tower.


Jam Sessions to follow at 9:15 @ Hyatt Regency Swan Court with Alan Akaka

****Swan Court**** Hyatt Regency Hotel 6:00-8:00pm “Alan Akaka & Islander’s Quartet featuring the sounds of “Lion Kiyoshi Kobayashi” from Japan!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

9:00am Lobby Hosts & Enrichment. Meet the artists, “Talk Story” events with each.

  All above Arts and crafts in the courtyard tent. And stage area.

Videos of Merle Kekuku, Alan Akaka, Greg Sardinha, Jerry Byrd, Sonny Kamahele and more, vintage 1975, 1990, 1991!

11:00am Courtyard Tent: Hawaiian steel Guitar Workshops, Beginners and Intermediate, Alan Akaka and Greg Sardinha

This will be a “hands on” opportunity for all who wish to participate.

Courtyard Stage area:

11:00am Ukulele lessons

11:30 Courtyard, Hula Lessons

Bounty Music Store display and instruments presentation

Mixed Plate Restaurant: 9:00AM -1:00

Tavares family presentations, with Bill Tavares, brother, Power Point and life time works, by Bill Tavares, Sherron & Henry Allen

Matson Cruise Ship History with Hawaiians who sailed aboard and their music to the islands! Filmed “interviews” by Duncan.

“Matson Mouse” reading presentation by Duncan O’Brian for all! Music accompaniment.

Henry Allen will be discussing Hawaiian Music with the Steel guitar and meet, greet and answer questions.

Steel guitars will be on display and demonstrated.


Video presentations for the Steel Guitar, Henry’s shows and more of our famous players ongoing.

Lobby table with Duncan O’Brian to host Enrichment on Matson lines

Tent: 12:00 noon Lei making

1:00pm   Ti’i leaf skirt weaving

Courtyard: Our Hawaiian Ambassador’s of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar:

1:00pm – 2:45pm highlight: “Kanikapila” with guest musicians/artist all afternoon with Hula dancers continuous until 2:45pm. All steel players present!



5:45 Opening Ceremonies Senator Roz Baker, Senator Brickwood Galuteria and Showman, Kimo Kahoano.

Royal Conch and Torch procession opening for Senators & Kimo.

6:15 Ukulele band, Samuel Kalama Intermediate School 100 cast under direction of Benny Uyetake to open up pre-show Concert with selected songs.


Kimokea & Keili Tau’a Royal Chant entrance


7:05 Black Out, Conch Shell procession and Fire Torches, Chanters, Exotica

“Sound of the Steel” Legacy Concert

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Opening of Henry Kaleialoha Allen


Emceed by Senator Brickwood Galuteria and Hosted by Kimo Kahoano, including script and dance from “Golden Era” of Ships and Steel Guitar.


9:00pm Jam Session open to all in “Mixed Plate” Resturant.


Sunday, April 22, 2012


10:00Am Lobby will be hosted by Enrichment Staff and displays of Hawaiiana, Hawaiian Art and Music and Culture.


10:00pm. Hawaiian Music trios, Special Guest artist: Maui’s own songbird: “Hulu” Lindsey and her music, also, guest Hula dancers on stage. Hawaii’s “Boat Days” continues with song and dance, hosted.

Closing Ceremony at 1:00pm for all on stage, Photo opportunity for all and guests.


Ongoing all days: Maui’s talented and gifted artists in work.

Crafters in unique settings with fresh made products for display and sale.


Sponsors are: Akaku, Ka’anapali Beach Hotel,  , AECG, Arts Education for Children’s Group, Di’Addario Strings, Jazz Alley TV, HawaiionTV.com, Hawaiian Airlines

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