It was a day of music and friends, all for a good cause, when Ledward Kaapana and Mike Kaawa headlined The Hawaiian Masters of Slack Key Guitar at Common Ground Kaua’i in Kilauea. A fundraiser for Natural Bridges School, the event raised $20,000, says benefit director Sonja Moffat. “Led and Mike were amazing!” she adds.
Also performing were Burning Bush and Iris Downing, as well as both hula and fireknife dancers.
Mahalo to Cas Schwabe Lutton and Natural Bridges School for the photos.
Alyssa Lyons got a new look for the day
Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. on stage with Ledward Kaapana and Mike Kaawa
Mike Kaawa and Sonja Moffat
John Meeks, Sparrow, and Owen Wahdwani Meeks
Jeremy Brown prepares to perform with Puna Kalama Dawson
Jim Moffat, Christopher Lebiet and Kiko Perozo
Mike and Led make beautiful music together
Krisha Augerot and Thomas Keller
Keiki received a lesson in hula
Ele Johnson with baby Audrey
Ezra Cooper found a good place to watch the concert
Sandy Swift and Sonja Moffat
Aina Mei Koppel with plenty lei Krisha Augerot and Thomas Keller Keiki received a lesson in hula KAUA‘I