VIDEO LINKS

Makana - Promo 2017

Dance of the Red Poppies

Na Po'o Ka La

Hi'ilawe

Makana & the Birth of Slack-Rock

Guitar Player Guitar Superstar competition

Blue Water Dolphin Song (instrumental)

Ihiuka (instrumental)

Get to know Makana




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Makana

“Makana provided a textbook illustration of slack-key style"… "dazzling." The New York Times

"He's lean, young, expressive, with impressive stage presence and jewel box precision… He is a master, for certain, but blessed with sizzling showmanship." -- Honolulu Advertiser

PROMO VIDEO MAR-APRIL TOUR 2016

2012 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award: Kī-Hō‘alu (Slack Key) Foundation Legacy Award, in recognition of his work in the field of slack key guitar

"I've been deep into classical music and Hawaiian slack-key guitar. I've gotten way into Andres Segovia, and this Hawaiian guitar player called Makana" --Kirk Hammett interview, Guitar World (Lead guitarist for Metallica)

Featured on the soundtrack of the film The Descendants, starring George Clooney; GRAMMY NOMINATION 2013, Soundtracks

Hailing from the isle of O‘ahu, Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world. He is recognized as one of the top guitarists in the United States by Guitar Player magazine. His songs range from traditional to highly original, both instrumental and lyrical, exploring a broad spectrum of themes: cultural, philosophical, sociopolitical, economic, interpersonal, sensual, and universal, often through the lens of humor and sharp wit.

“...he has taken this centuries-old tradition and blasted it into the 21st century, fusing it with influences from Bob Marley to the Smashing Pumpkins, and opening for Sting and Santana. See why this young guitar hero is poised to break out.” -- National Geographic

Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description.
His solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic and jazz and his distinctly original songs are infused with the spirit of Hawai‘i. Makana is “Charting a new sonic frontier with deep ties to tradition”.  --National Geographic Society

 

Check him out at www.makanamusic.com. and

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgucjm7qwrs

 

Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description.
His solo performance is an
exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic and jazz and his distinctly original songs are infused with the spirit of Hawai‘i. Makana is “Charting a new sonic frontier with deep ties to tradition”.  --National Geographic Society

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