Nov 19-22, 2015: 13th ANNUAL WAIMEA `UKULELE AND SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL – KAHILU THEATRE, WAIMEA

Workshops, kanikapila and concerts with the well-known Hawaiian music instructors. “Invited artists” include two noted ladies of the `ukulele – Raiatea Helm and Paula Fuga – plus Ledward Kaapana, Mike Ka`awa, Bobby Ingano, Jeff Peterson, Benny Chong, and Sonny Lim. Some events are free, such as the popular Kanikapila Concert on Thursday, November 19 at 7pm. This is the opening jam of the Festival and is free to anyone with an instrument ($16 without instrument). The first half of the concert will feature the assembled “Festival Faculty,” and in the second half the audience is invited to play along with the faculty on stage. In the afternoon on Saturday, November 21, the Kahilu Theatre will host a free Family Fun Day event from 11am to 3pm, with performances in the Kohala Gallery from Nathan Aweau, Benny Chong, Mike Ka`awa, Sonny Lim, and Bobby Ingano. Hula will be celebrated on the Main Stage with performances from Halau o Po�ohala, Halau Waiau, and Alohi Dance Academy. There will be classes offered by Jeff Peterson, Benny Chong, and Bobby Ingano on guitar composition, `ukulele, and steel guitar. Tasty food will be available for sale, and there will be hands on activities for the keiki. For info about the Festival’s faculty concerts to be held during the Festival, see KONAWEB’s Hawaiian Music Events page. For more info, visit www.kahilutheatre.org or call the Box Office at 885-6868.