3rd Annual Seattle Slack Key Festival
November 13, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm
The 2011, 3rd Annual, Seattle Slack Key Festival features a diverse range of Hawaiian Musicians and Slack Key Super Stars including: Cyril Pahinui, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim, Makana, along with “special guest, Amy Hanaialii Gilliom, Steel Guitarist, Greg Sardinha and Ukulele prodigy Kunia Pahinui-Galdeira, also MCs Skylark Rosetti and Braddah Gomes and local hula halau to add to this fantastic line-up. Hawaiian Tropical Flowers and Prize drawings.
Tickets available at: brownpapertickets.com
The show goes from 1:00 to 6:00pm. General Admission $35 -$50 – $125
Town Hall Theater
1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101-2738
Meet the Artists Dinner
Meet the Artists Dinner/Heavy Pupu Performance and Kanikapila will be held on Saturday November 13, 2011 6:00pm. Oct. 13th SSKF – Best Seats in House, poster and a t-shirt are included with price of higher-level $125 ticket purchase at: brownpapertickets.com. This is an up-close opportunity to meet, talk story, collect program or CD autographs and watch the performers in a Kanikapila performance.
Learn to play
Learn to play the sweet and soulful guitar sounds of Hawaii
Workshop sessions in Slack Key and Ukulele will be held November 12, 2011 $40 a session $70 for 2 sessions.
To sign-up please email Cyril at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-722-8575.
Participation is limited so please register early.
Sonny Lim, Jeff Petersen, Dennnis Kamakahi, and Kunia Galdeira join Cyril Pahinui, traditional masters of Kiho’alu or slack key guitar, steel guitar, and ukulele instruct in the kanikapila style. Nana ka maka; ho‘olohe ka pepeiao -watch with the eyes, and listen with the ears. Thus one learns. This traditional method provides the perfect instruction to this rich tradition. Students of all levels will be guided through simple exercises and solos to create the “slack key” sound.
Slack key can be played on any guitar, acoustic or electric. The term refers to both the musical style and the myriad ways the instrument is tuned. Instructors teach several traditional tunings. In addition, you’ll learn the use of vibrato, harmonics, slurs, harmonies in thirds and sixths, legato playing and other musical ideas that have helped create a distinctive guitar sound. This lush finger-picking style will add new sounds and flavors to your entire repertoire.
Students must bring their own guitar or ukulele.