Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Behind the Scenes 1

Photos of festival performers, guests, and activities.

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  • Co-emcees Kimo Kahoano and Kathy Collins.
  • Norkio Tomita.
  • Festival store manager Sandy Sardinha.
  • Kathy Collins with Tokyo steel guitarist Tetsuya Ishiyama.
  • Leilani Kahoano.
  • Ronald Tolentino.
  • Some of Friday evening's festival guests.
  • The Ka'anapali Beach Hotel's nightly torch lighting ceremony.
  • Dr. Kris Oka and steel guitarist Geri Valdriz.
  • Kris Oka with Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi and some of his Lion Halau members.
  •'s hostess Debbie Conner.
  • Tokyo giuests included Tetsuya Ishiyama and Aloha Station proprietor Masami Sato of the group Makana.
  • SooJean Misailidis and Andrea Tolentino.
  • Tokyo steel guitarist Kiyoshi ''Lion'' Kobayashi is also an accomplished pianist.
  • Paul Weaver from Mission Viejo, California.
  • Ronald Tolentino.
  • Sparrows abound on the hotel grounds.
  • Open stage host Addison Ching.
  •'s Debbie Conner on the air.
  • Festival presenter Bryant Neal from Arts Education for Children Group.
  • Addison Ching.
  • Sound engineer David Nakamura.
  • Some of Saturday's ho'olaule'a audience in the 'Ohana Room.
  • Julie Hendriks snaps a photo as Dinah Napua Asing applauds. Debbie Conner is in the background broadcasting the program.

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