Although our Winchester festival has been cancelled this year, we will not let that stop us in spreading the sound of the Hawaiian steel guitar! Therefore, in the age of technology, we will be doing something we have never done before! We will be streaming a tribute video containing performances from past Hawaiian steel guitar festivals as well as messages from some special guest musicians on Saturday, July 25th, at 1PM EDT/12PM CDT via our YouTube channel.
We are looking for those of you interested in sending a video of yourselves with a steel guitar in hand. Feel free to say a "hello", and if you'd like you can even play a song! Please make sure all songs are in the public domain. Videos can be sent via email, Dropbox, Google Drive, Facebook, or even via text message. For more info, contact email@example.com. All videos should be sent by July 15th. This video is planning on being the first of its kind. Don't miss out on your chance to be part of AISGC history! To view the video on July 25th, go to YouTube.com and search "AISGC". More information will be available on our website: www.aisgc.org.
If you have a video to contribute to the Tribute Video you can upload it to Dropbox.
Mark Prucha is the president of the Aloha International Steel Guitar Club. This article first appeared in the Spring, 2020, Aloha International Steel Guitar Club News.AISGC
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Friday-Saturday – Festival Open Stage and Ho‘olaule‘a Performances CANCELED
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival CANCELED
July 17, 2020 – Festival Ho‘olaule‘a — Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival CANCELED
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August 15, 2020 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu
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TBA – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island.
HIMELE is a Hawai‘i non-profit corporation that supports music enrichment and education for people of all ages. Our purpose is to educate, promote, and perpetuate Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian musical instruments.