Mainstage Theatre, 216 Union Street, Seattle
“A dynamic force within the style [of slack key]…dazzling” – The New York Times
“He’s lean, young, expressive, with impressive stage presence and jewel box precision… He is a master, for certain, but blessed with sizzling showmanship.” — Honolulu Advertiser
“I’ve been deep into classical music and Hawaiian slack-key guitar. I’ve gotten way into Andres Segovia, and this Hawaiian guitar player called Makana” –Kirk Hammett interview, Guitar World (Lead guitarist for Metallica)
Hailing from the isle of O‘ahu, Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack-key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist, and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world. He is recognized as one of the top guitarists in the United States by Guitar Player magazine, and has been honored in Hawai‘i with the prestigious Kī-Hō‘alu (Slack Key) Foundation Legacy Award. In 2018, he was invited to showcase at SXSW.
$25 General // $30 Premium