Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa
A master of the slack key guitar, Led Kaapana has been one of Hawaii’s most influential musicians for four decades. His mastery of stringed instruments, exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ukulele, and extraordinary baritone to leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) vocal range have made him a musical legend. With easy-going style and kolohe (rascal) charm, he has built a loyal following of “Led Heads” from Brussels to his birthplace on the Big Island of Hawaii. In 2011, he was honored with an NEA National Heritage Fellowship for his artistic excellence and his contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage.