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Makana ~ Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Makana ~ Thoroughly Modern Mele

Makana Photo 3The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Makana, returning to the Foundry on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world.  Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description.  His solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic, and jazz, and his distinctly original songs are infused with the spirit of Hawai’i.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

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“Slack key guitar music, indigenous to Hawai’i, has been around longer than the blues, and Makana is considered the greatest living player.”  ~ Esquire Magazine

Makana Photo 2Makana’s music transcends category and trend by integrating elements of folk, rock, ethnic, classical, bluegrass, jazz, traditional, ambient, electronic, and Hawaiian slack key in gentle to commanding arrangements.  The result is innovation and the charting of new sonic frontiers with deep ties to tradition.

Makana creates ground-breaking original music and reanimates classics.  Playing both rhythm and melody simultaneously while using intricate right-hand techniques in a myriad of open tunings, slack key players (they are but a handful alive today) are versatile and evocative.

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Makana ~ Wednesday, November 6, 2013 ~ 7:30 p.m. ~ $18.00 Advance / $24.00 Door


Makana: Thoroughly Modern Mele

The Miners Foundry is proud to present Makana in concert on November 6, 2013.  With five albums to his credit, Makana has taken the centuries old slack-key tradition and blasted it into the 21st century, fusing it with influences from Bob Marley to the Smashing Pumpkins, and opening for Sting and Santana. His solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic and jazz, all infused with the spirit of Hawaii.  Tickets are $18.00 in Advance, $24.00 at the Door and available online, by phone at (530) 265-5040, or in person at Miners Foundry or Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana is an internationally acclaimed Slack Key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world. He is considered the youngest authority on his art form and recognized as one of the top guitarists in the US (Guitar Player Magazine 2008). The NY Times calls him “A dynamic force within the style” of slack key and National Geographic Society says Makana is “Charting a new sonic frontier with deep ties to tradition”.

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The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization.  To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Makana – The Sunset Tour (so-named because this will be his last solo slack key tour for several years!) on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description.  His solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic and jazz and his distinctly original songs are infused with the spirit of Hawai’i.  Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees waived for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

 

“A dynamic force within the style [of slack key]… dazzling.” ~ The New York Times

Hailing from the isle of O’ahu, Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world.  He is recognized as one of the top guitarists in the United States by Guitar Player magazine and was invited for an official showcase at the renowned SXSW Musical Festival.  NPR included him on the Austin 100 list of must-see shows.  His songs range from traditional to highly original, both instrumental and lyrical, exploring a broad spectrum of themes: cultural, philosophical, sociopolitical, interpersonal, sensual, and universal, often through the lens of humor and sharp wit.  His music is featured on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack of the award-winning film The Descendants.