Ledward Kaapana

Grandmaster Slack Key Guitar

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Ledward Ka'apana has become one of the most respected players of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar, providing his laid-back groove to the bands Hui Ohana and Ikona, as well as having a successful solo career. On this 2006 Grammy-nominated album, Ka'apana sings in a charming falsetto, and covers both traditional Hawaiian numbers and pop standards like "Lemon Tree" and "Sweet Georgia Brown." The slack key style renders even the latter chestnuts exotic and fresh. Ka'apana's prodigious playing is awe-inspiring.

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