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Makana Performs live at the Sorrento Hotel! 7pm show.
Sorrento Hotel
Seattle, WA
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Makana Performs live at the Sorrento Hotel! 7pm show.
Makana was born and raised on the island of O'ahu. He began singing at the age of seven and at nine, took up the 'ukulele. At 11 he began his journey into slack key guitar, learning with Bobby Moderow, protégé of master Raymond Kane, and then received a grant from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to study under Hawaiian slack key legend Sonny Chillingworth. By the age of 14, he had already turned professional, gigging 4 nights a week in various establishments throughout Honolulu.

His debut album "Makana" was released in 1999; it won the Best World Music Album Award at the Hawaii Music Awards. It was followed by "Koi Au" in 2002 ("A landmark musical statement"  Star Bulletin) and "Ki Ho'alu: Journey of Hawaiian Slack Key" in 2003. Soon thereafter Makana contributed to the Grammy-nominated albums "Hawaiian Slack Key Kings I & II". In 2008, his first all-original release "Different Game" came out and in 2009 he released a 20th anniversary slack key guitar instrumental compilation, "Venus and the Sky Turns to Clay".

Makana'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. From his strong foundation he has branched out to create his own unique approach to guitar called Slack Rock, drawing on the cultural techniques of slack key and applying them in a more high energy, universal fashion. This new direction brought him to be recognized in 2008 by Guitar Player Magazine as one of America's Top 3 guitarists (he won 2nd runner-up in the Guitar Player Magazine Superstar Contest).

Makana's song "Deep in an Ancient Hawaiian Forest" is in the recently released George Clooney film, The Descendants. Another song of his is used in the movie trailer, "Deep" is on the Sony-released soundtrack and a number of his songs are featured in the DVD extras.

Makana has performed with many well-known artists such as Jason Maraz, Elvis Costello, Sting, No Doubt, Jack Johnson and many others.

Fireside Room, Sorrento Hotel

Doors: 7pm
Show: 7:45-9pm

Food and Drinks are available for purchase during the performance.

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Location

Sorrento Hotel (View)
900 Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98104
United States


Categories

Music > All Ages

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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