Blue Note Hawaii

Makana With Special Guests Lono & Lopaka

World renowned slack key guitarist Makana invites you on a journey through the evolution of slack key guitar, from its earliest roots to the explosion of the 1970s Hawaiian renaissance, arriving at the pioneering blend of Hawaiian, Latin, African and American musics that define the unique and captivating style of Makana, bassist/ vocalist Lono Kaumeheiwa and Hawaii's most beloved percussionist Lopaka Colon! Miss Aloha Hula 1980 Kaʻula Kamahele joins, and other surprise guests. If you loved the trio at RumFire and the Monarch Room back in the late 2000s, youʻll LOVE this rare “reunion” concert!

Tickets $35-$45


  • Seating is First Come, First Served
  • $10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person 
  • Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available
  • No refunds or exchange. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!

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  • Makana

    Makana is a singer, composer and master of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar tradition. Esquire Magazine refers to him as “the greatest living player,” and The New York Times calls him "dazzling." As a child he learned directly from the legends of the art form, including Bobby Moderow, Raymond Kaleoalohapoinaʻoleohelemanu Kāne and Sonny Chillingworth. Slack Key is a style dating back to the mid-1800s in which the guitar strings are “slacked” into beautiful chordal tunings. In these tunings- handed down through generations-the player performs alternating bass patterns, complex rhythms and lead melodies simultaneously to create a sound that evokes “three guitars in one,” evoking a lush acoustic soundscape that summons the dramatic imagery of Hawaiʻi.

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