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Slack key guitarist Makana brought the crowd to its feet Sunday afternoon during the 26th annual Ki Ho’alu Guitar Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The lineup of musicians from around the state included Blayne Asing, Brother Noland, Paul Togioka and others. Ki ho’alu, which means to “loosen the key,” traces its roots back to the 19th century when the guitar came to Hawaii and paniolo started toying with the unique tuning style. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy the easygoing music, food trucks and craft vendors.

The Maui News

COLLEEN UECHI photos



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