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Slack Key guitar performance by John Keawe at Kailua-Kona Public Library Saturday (March 31)


John Keawe

John Keawe

In celebration of National Library Week 2012, John Keawe, an award-winning slack key guitarist and recording artist, will present “A Tribute to Slack Key” at Kailua-Kona Public Library on Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Keawe is a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano and Hawaii Music Awards recipient and a contributing artist on Hawaii’s first Grammy award winner, “Slack Key Guitar Volume 2” (2005). He will offer a tribute to the slack key style and include selections from the music of Raymond Kane, Leonard Quan, and others, in addition to presenting his original compositions.

The 45-minute program is recommended for ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Keawe’s performance is sponsored through a grant from the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, Marriott Resorts Hawaii, Ko Olina Hawaii, Meadow Gold Dairies, HMS Host, Hansen Distribution Group, Armstrong Produce, Bowman Connectivity Solutions, Toshiba Business Solutions, Girard’s Dressings, and Roberts Hawaii. Additional funding is provided by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program, and supported in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Hawaii State Legislature and from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

Kailua-Kona Public Library is located at 75-138 Hualalai Road. For more information, please call the Library at 327-4327.

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