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Kaleponi & Kalapana

by Fran Guidry & Led Kaapana

Kanikapila style slack key guitar instrumental duets featuring relaxing fingerstyle interplay.
Genre: World: Hawaiian
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Aloha `ia No `o Maui
Fran Guidry & Led Kaapana
4:30 $0.99
2. Salomila (Taropatch Tuning)
Fran Guidry & Led Kaapana
3:31 $0.99
3. Sanoe
Fran Guidry & Led Kaapana
4:23 $0.99
4. Kaimana Hila
Fran Guidry & Led Kaapana
3:41 $0.99
5. Hele Wawae
Fran Guidry & Led Kaapana
3:52 $0.99
6. Nanea Ko Maka I Ka Le`ale`a
Fran Guidry & Led Kaapana
4:35 $0.99
7. Salomila (Uncle Fred Tuning)
Fran Guidry & Led Kaapana
2:51 $0.99
8. He Aloha No `o Honolulu
Fran Guidry & Led Kaapana
4:50 $0.99
9. Lili`u E
Fran Guidry & Led Kaapana
5:10 $0.99
10. Kananaka
Fran Guidry & Led Kaapana
4:58 $0.99
11. Moanike`ala
Fran Guidry & Led Kaapana
4:24 $0.99
12. `imi Au Ia `oe
Fran Guidry & Led Kaapana
4:36 $0.99
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Album Notes
Kanikapila is the Hawaiian term for a jam session, and kanikapila style music is a common part of parties and get-togethers in Hawai`i or wherever island folks gather. This CD of instrumental duets captures that relaxed and spontaneous kanikapila sound for you to enjoy.

Kaleponi is the Hawaiian transliteration of California, where Fran Guidry lives and where he has learned to play and record music. He fell in love with Hawaiian slack key the first time he heard it and has devoted himself since then to learning and sharing the style.

Kalapana is a village in the Puna District of Hawai`i Island (the Big Island as it is often called) where Ledward Kaapana grew up and where he learned his family style of Hawaiian music. In this isolated village Led learned `ukulele, slack key, steel guitar, standard guitar, and vocals from his mom and dad, uncles and aunts, grandpas and grandmas. Since then he has carried that family sound to listeners around the world.

Ledward is one of the foremost slack key guitar players in the history of Hawaiian music, an acknowledged master. His recording career began in 1972 with the award winning family trio Hui Ohana, featuring Led with his twin brother Nedward and cousin Dennis Pavao. Following that group he formed another trio, I Kona, and continued to capture Na Hoku Hanohano awards. Next Led embarked on a career as a solo artist, a career that brought him even more No Hoku awards and a featured role in three Grammy winning recordings.

Fran began playing with Led in true kanikapila style, jamming in backyards, garages, and living rooms whenever they got together in Hawai`i or California. From the beginning Fran's goal was to complement and support Led's playing and over the years of listening, learning, and playing he found his way to that goal. Rather than a conventional rhythm and lead sound Fran and Led deliver fingerstyle duets with the two guitars dancing around each other in spontaneous harmony, playing in the moment and from the heart. It's a sweet and relaxing sound that brings you the true feeling of Hawaiian slack key guitar, kanikapila style.



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