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(non-instructional) John Keawe: "Music With The Island Touch" N
Music With The Island Touch

Format: VHS  56 minutes
Pub. Date: 2004
Jazz Alley TV/Maui Reflection Films

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From Jazz Alley TV/Maui Reflection Films:

"FIVE STARS"-John Burnette- Island Journal

"An insightful documentary that captures the eloquent artistry of one of Hawaii’s most gifted slack key players..." Jon Woodhouse-Maui News 

"Wonderfully talented & gifted musician who helps us perpetuate the culture of Hawaiian Slack key guitar" Keola Beamer

"He lives through Slack Key with passion" Brother Noland 

"It’s as if he and the guitar are one" the Makaha Sons

John Keawe is a songwriter and slack-key guitarist who was born on the Big Island of Hawaii, in the little town of Hawaii in North Kohala. John grew up with rock and roll music and enjoyed listening to singer/songwriters.

After a four year tour in the Navy, John returned to his home and was drawn to the sound of Hawaiian slack-key. He listened and watched and taught himself to play this style of music. Through the years, he has developed his own distinct style.

About the same time, John began to perform publicly and also composing his own songs. Two of his early compositions "Ka`auhuhu Homestead" and "Big Island Magic" were chosen for album cuts on projects that involved various artists. Through the years, John has released seven recordings under the label of Homestead Productions

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Keiki `O Hawai`i
Slack Key Heaven

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