Local slack-key guitarist featured at Royal Hawaiian


(KHNL) - His name Makana, in Hawaiian means "gift," and he is Hawaii's youngest slack-key guitar master.

Recognized by Esquire magazine in March 2003, Makana is considered to be one of the greatest living players since slack-key guitar music has been around.

Welcome singer/song-writer and slack-key guitarist Makana here in the studio.

And starting Thursday, July 9, Makana will be featured in the "Curators of Hawaiian Music" concert series at the Royal Hawaiian. For more information, visit Royal Hawaiian's website.