Music on the islands is a huge part of the culture here and is simply a way of life in Hawaii. Whether it’s drumming, singing, or dancing, celebrating music is one of the many ways people on the islands like to enjoy themselves. And now you can too with a special event that celebrates one of Hawaii’s most beloved arts- the slack key guitar.
This summer, on Sunday, June 23rd from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., there will be a slack key guitar festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center titled Ki Ho’alu. Ki Ho’alu translates to “loosen the key” in Hawaiian and this year marks the 28th year of the festival. This particular style of music dates back to the 19th-century paniolo (cowboy) era, when slack key guitar style was played around a campfire after a day of manual labor on the farm. It quickly began a tradition on the island that is still practiced and loved by many today. This style of music has grown in popularity and recognition worldwide and is even given its own category at the Grammy Music Awards!
Every year, Ki Ho’alu brings some of the best of the best in slack key guitar performances to the islands. Held at the beautiful Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Maui, you can join in on the fun while lounging under the sun on the center’s festival lawn area. Bring a chair or blanket, some friends and just sit back and enjoy the show. All ages are welcome and food and goods will be available for purchase that day too. This is sure to be a summer festival you won’t want to miss so make sure to buy your tickets early.
We hope to see you on June 23rd and hear from you earlier if you’re looking for real estate on Maui. Continue to look through our various listings as more and more inventory is slated to be on the market this year. Or take a look at a few of our favorite real estate communities such as condos at The Whaler and luxury homes for sale in South Maui!
If you see any luxury properties that appeal to you or have any questions about what’s for sale, then make sure to contact us. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have and help you get the most out of your luxury property on Maui. Have a great week and keep checking back to our blog for all your go-to news on Maui.
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