Sean Na’auao - Slack Key Guitar Host by Peter deAquino

Sean Na’auao - Slack Key Guitar Host by Peter deAquino

Peter deAquino, Sterling Seaton, Wainani Kealoha

Wed, February 21, 2018

Doors: 6:45 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 9:30 pm)

Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion

Lahaina, HI

$37.99 - $83.50

Sean Na’auao
Sean Na’auao
Sean Na’auao is a Slack Key guitarist and vocalist, composer and producer and has won Hawaii’s prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano Awards multiple times including Island Contemporary Album of the Year for his popular “Fish and Poi”. Recognized for his exceptional vocal ability, he made Frank Hewitt’s traditional Hawaiian composition, “Kapilina,” a famous hit.

Sean can’t remember a time when music wasn’t a part of his life. His career in music encompasses everything including composing original songs, producing himself and other artists, lead and background singer, bandleader, concert promoter as well as the founder of an independent record label, Poi Pounder. Sean was a founding member of the Mana’o Company, a group that made a huge mark on the Hawaiian music scene in the 80s and 90s, using beautiful four part vocal harmony (sounding something like the Four Tops, but Hawaiian). His repertoire runs from the most contemporary of island music to the heartfelt traditional Hawaiian mele.

Hoku Awards

2003 – Christmas Album of the Year (A Kanaka Christmas)

2002 – Reggae Album of the Year (Progression)

2002 – Haku Mele (to Frank Hewett for “Ka Pilina”)

2001 – Song of the Year (“Ka Pilina” by Frank Hewett)

1998 – Island Contemporary Album of the Year (Fish & Poi)
Peter deAquino
Peter deAquino
Peter was born and raised on the island of Maui. He began playing ukulele at the age of 6. Later he studied ukulele with Keoki Kahumoku and Herb Ohta Jr. Other important influences include all the masters of Hawaiian Slack Key guitar with whom he has played regularly for the last 8 years, including Ledward Kaapana and others, also Bradda IZ & Bob Marley. Peter now plays professionally around Maui both solo and in groups: Dukes-Kaanapali (Three Pounds of Poi), Kimo's-Lahaina (deAquino Braddaz), The Hula Grill (leading the band TBA), and the Hard Rock Café (Sounds of Addiction). Peter is featured on all four of the Slack Key Show’s Grammy winning compilation CDs: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.1, Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.2, and also on the Grammy nominated Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Peter is featured in a new DVD: The Best of the Slack Key Show, Vol. 1
Sterling Seaton
Sterling Seaton
Born and raised on Maui, Sterling showed an early talent for the guitar. At Lahainluna High School, Sterling would practice in between classes and to jam with Uncle George Kahumoku (who was the ceramics teacher) at lunch time. After attending Uncle George's Annual Summer Workshop in Napili and studying with the slack key masters, Sterling took a particular interest in Slack Key C Tuning. Sterling is the Slack Key Show sound engineer as well as a performer, and also works as a light & sound technician at the Ulalena show in Lahaina. Sterling is featured on the Slack Key Show’s Grammy award winning CDs, Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.2, and Grammy nominated Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Sterling is featured in a new DVD: The Best of the Slack Key Show, Vol. 1.
Wainani Kealoha
Wainani Kealoha
Telling the story with graceful movement and hula hands, Wainani has loved dancing all her life.
Born in Honolulu, she relocated and danced for many years on the Big Island where she joined the hula school, Halau Na Lei O Ka Holoku, led by Kumu Hula Nani Lim Yap and Leialoha Amina.

Wainani traveled nationally and internationally with Lim’s Halau sharing hula with the world while developing her considerable talent in dance, chanting, and Hawaiian culture.

Wainani now lives on Maui and, in addition to regularly dancing for Slack Key Master, Ledward Kaapana, she has danced for many years at the Royal Lahaina Resort as a soloist and as an Oli Mea (chanter) for Maui Nei Cultural Walking Tour. She was one of the principal dancer for George Kahumoku’s Hawaiian Country Music Show in Branson, Missouri in 2012 and has now become a regular dancer at George Kahumoku Jr’s Slack Key Show.
Venue Information:
Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Lahaina, HI, 96761
http://www.napilikai.com/index.cfm