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With his intricate guitar playing featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, internationally renowned guitarist and vocalist Makana has earned recognition as a master of Hawaiian slack-key guitar. Hailed for his electrifying performance style, Makana has shared the stage with top music stars such as Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, and opened for legends including Sting, Carlos Santana and Elvis Costello. He performs at leading venues worldwide, including the White House.
Back by popular demand at The Smith Center, Makana invites audiences on an uplifting tribute to slack-key stylings, in which guitar strings are strategically loosened to produce a wholly unique sound. His anticipated show will dive into the rich history, amusing stories and breathtaking melodies of Hawaii’s distinct slack-key guitar traditions. Celebrating the famous masters who shaped this style, including his legendary mentor Sonny Chillingworth, Makana will share songs, stories and insights spanning ancient to contemporary that illuminate these groundbreaking artists’ musicality and humor.