Cover story, Frets Magazine, Jan 2017
Feature story, Guitar Player Magazine, June 2016
Cover story, Tone Audio Magazine, Jan 2015
"Makana was fantastic." The MIM, Phoenix, July 2015
December 6, 2012, The Maui News
Audience comments from Kaumakaiwa and Makana performance, Irvine Barclay Theater, 13 april 2011
--Had the most amazing evening last night at the Irvine Barclay, listening to the powerful voice of Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole and the guitar prodigy Makana. What a treat to see two Hawaiian musical masters performing in such a relaxed atmosphere where they were having fun, cracking jokes and being silly. Props to the Irvine Barclay for bringing the talent to create such a memorable evening.
--Incredible night....I loved the venue but the music is what I came to hear and I was not disappointed! Very entertaining and I'm still humming Hawaiian music this morning! Keep 'em coming!
From Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, Hawai'i Island: "The show was wonderful!"
and following an education service at the local middle school:
"We are deeply grateful for today's student concert with Makana and Bolo -- they were terrific...so suited to middle schoolers! Students (and teachers) went a little crazy when Makana pretended to mix and eat poi while playing a traditional slack key number taught to him by Ledward...and then throwing his foot over the neck of the guitar...very fun! ...Yes, the kids loved it.
We also appreciated Makana's talk about "finding your passion" and that it's okay to be different...to follow your own dreams! Extremely age appropriate...and they were listening...how cool is that!"
Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School
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