A 3-minute introduction to Makana’s Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar music, with beautiful footage from atop Kokohead Crater at sunrise! Produced by WhereTV! exclusively for Outrigger Hotels.
Food & Land Integrity Farmers, Community, Artists speak out: “For over 20 years, Hawai’i has been the global center for the open-field testing of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s), including pharmaceutical crops. Over 5,000 experimental tests have been conducted by Monsanto, Dow, Dupont/Pioneer, Syngenta and BASF that spray chemicals on an almost daily basis on our [...]
MAKANA, of Honolulu, Hawai’i, performs a splendid solo steel-string piece entitled “Current of Life”* at the 2008 Guitar Player Magazine Guitar Superstar Competition and wins Second-runner-up. Hosted by Andy Summers of The Police, the event was held September 13, 2008, at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California.
An ode to the folk protest singers of the past, the long history of peace movements and those who participated in them, and the current movement to abolish the monopolies that result in great economic inequity among our people.
Demo Reel for Makana’s album Different Game (Directed by Zac Heileson)
Makana opened the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch Room’s “Curators of Hawaiian Music Series” July 9, 2009, marking the return of Hawaiian music to the historic showroom after a 15-year absence. He performs “Napo’o Ka La” off his album “Ki Ho’alu: Journey of Hawaiian Slack Key”. Video by Nadine Kam.
Makana whisks your mind and spirit to the falls of Nu’uanu valley… In this song written in 1978 by: Jay Kauka. With its haunting melody and poetic lyrics… A tribute to Jay’s father and his words for his son… “Look to the waterfall and know that it will ALWAYS be there”. “Everflowing, Unlocked, Like love [...]
Makana, Lono & Lopaka live at RumFire in Waikiki playing their rendition of Sting’s classic FRAGILE
Makana, Lono & Lopaka live at RumFire in Waikiki playing their classic slack key opus KOI