Film, Video Ledward Kaapana: Hawaiian Music

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  • Ledward Kaapana: Hawaiian Music


  • Master Hawaiian slack key guitarist, ukelele player and vocalist Ledward Kaapana performs in concert.

Event Date

  • July 05, 2017


  • -  Ledward "Led" Kaapana is a master of the two leading string instruments in Hawaii: the Hawaiian ukulele and ki ho'alu, the slack key guitar, a fingerstyle guitar art form that originated in Hawaii. This talent, combined with his vocal skills in the baritone and leo ki'eki'e (falsetto) range, have made him a legendary performer who has been entertaining audiences in Hawaii and abroad for more than 40 years. He was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2011.

Running Time

  • 1 hours 3 minutes 28 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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