Sounds Like: Keola Beamer, Ledward Kaapana, Gabby Pahinui, George Kahumoku Jr., Ozzie Kotani
Label: Westernmost Records
Bio: Jim “Kimo”West is recognized as one of the world’s top players of ki ho’alu or Hawaiian “slack key” guitar. “Slack key” is a style of playing that evolved in the 1830’s when Spanish vaqueros, imported by King Kamehameha III to teach the Hawaiians cattle management, brought guitars to the Big Isla... See Full BioMore Info
One of Maui's best festivals celebrates Haloa, the kalo ( taro) plant that plays a most important role in Polynesian diet, culture and history. Music, hula , food and fun for all!
Kimo returns to the Slack Key Show in Napili, Maui-one of the best Hawaiian music series anywhere! This show has hosted the very best slack key and Hawaiian music artists, many of which are Grammy winners!
Kimo plays a second night at this wonderful mecca of slack key guitar. With one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui, the enchanting Napili Kai Resort is yearly destination for many folks. Grammy-winner, George Kahumoku has hosted the best players in slack key for over nine years and several Grammy-nominated CDʻs have come from these performances. With Da Ukulele Boyz and hula artists, Wainani Kealoha.
Kimo returns to the Floridaloha House Concert, a true island oasis in Nokomis ( Sarasota area ) Florida. Nancy Eatonʻs cottages are impeccably decorated with vintage island treasures, ukuleles and tiki totems so do consider an overnight stay in one of her units.
Kimo teaches a beginning and intermediate slack key workshop from 2-5 PM. Bring a guitar and notepad. Instructional material will be provided. The last hour will be one-on-one coaching. Concert follows at 8 PM!
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