Slack Key Guitar show returns to ECA

Feb 13, 2014

After 32 years of success in Hawaii on the islands of O’ahu, Mau’i, Hawai’i, and Kaua’i, the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival returns to the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 23.

The show will feature in concert three-time Grammy Award winner Dennis Kamakahi, two-time Grammy Award nominees LT Smooth, Stephen Inglis, Danny Carvalho, Chris Lau and the dynamic and talented “Taimane.”

Recently, the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival was selected as one of 50 “Must-Attend-Events” in America Today by Acoustic Guitar Magazine (January 2014).

Slack Key Guitar (Ki-ho’alu) is a 184-year-old indigenous guitar art form that began in 1830 on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The festival began on the island of O’ahu in 1982 as a tribute to the Iconic Gabby Pahinui, whom many consider to be the “Modern Day Godfather” of the genre.

Today, six of these festivals are done in Hawaii, 15 on the continent and now Japan and Europe.  It continues to grow!

The show starts at 4 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets for the can be purchased online at:  boxoffice@ec4arts.org or by calling the box office at 425-275-9595.

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