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2015 Ke Kula Mele Hawaii Artists

Ke Kula Mele Hawaii Next Gen Steel Guitar Students

At Ke Kula Mele Hawaii, students as young as nine years old are learning the art of the Hawaiian steel guitar from one of the instrument's legends, Alan Akaka. Talented in their own accord, these students are closely following in their teacher's footsteps and continuing the legacy of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar for future generations. Students also receive instruction via Skype technology from locations such as various parts of the United States, Japan, Germany, and Russia.
 
This year's festival will feature some of Ke Kula Mele's youth steel guitar students, often referred to as the Next Gen steel guitarists, in solo and group performances. Ke Kula Mele's keiki students range in age from 9 to 16 years old.

The Ke Kula Mele Players

The Ke Kula Players are students at Ke Kula Mele School of Hawaiian Music who also provide backup music for the school's featured players. The Players comprise bassists, ukulele players and guitarists.