Back by Popular Demand!
Last spring, hundreds of people on Vashon Island were transported to the land of aloha by Makana’s magic....now Open Space is bringing him back, in a Valentine’s Day event sure to warm hearts and souls.
Open Space for Arts & Community presents slack key guitar master, singer, composer, and pioneer of the SLACK ROCK guitar style -- Makana.
Voted one of America’s Top 3 guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine in 2008, Makana is a slack key guitar master, singer and composer whose music transcends category and trend by integrating elements of folk, rock, ethnic, classical, bluegrass, jazz, traditional, ambient, electronic and Hawaiian slack key.
Makana’s music can be heard in the Academy Award winning movie ‘The Descendants’. He’s toured with a wide array of internationally recognized artists, including Jason Mraz, Santana, Elvis Costello, Sting, No Doubt, Jack Johnson, and John Legend.
Makana is also recognized for the occupy/protest song "We Are The Many" he wrote and performed at the APEC summit in Honolulu on November 12, 2011 in front of President Obama and 20 world leaders.
The National Geographic Society recorded Makana in concert for their "Geo Sessions" series and stated, "With five albums to his credit, he has taken this centuries-old tradition and blasted it into the 21st century."
Performance Thursday, February 14th at 7:30pm
Go to our website for ticketing details:
the Open Space
18870 103rd Ave SW, Vashon, 206-408-7241