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Passion Flower - Lilikoi Copyright © 2004Hal Kinnaman and Paul Togioka
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The Kauai Music Festival is a 4-day celebration of the art of songwriting held on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

Hal Kinnaman Graphic Logo adapted and colorized by Lilikoi © 2001Hawaiian Slack KeyIntroducing Hal Kinnaman
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Performed by Hal Kinnamon & Paul Togioka
Hal KinnamanHal Kinnaman and Paul Togioka 2001 - Sampler is Not for Sale
Extraordinary Teacher, Author, Performer

Slack Key (kiho alu) is a special type of guitar playing uniquely Hawaiian. This beautiful music expresses love for magical island people and places. It evokes delicate images of the surf on wet sand, a waterfall ... a misty valley, a sacred chant. Sometimes the music will take you back somewhere long ago, or to a place you love so dearly. 
Hal's been playing weddings for 16 years.  When he's not at a wedding, he's usually teaching guitar or ukulele, cooking or hanging at the beach.Mr. Kinnaman is an accomplished guitarist who studied slack key with Raymond Kane, world renowned as one of Hawaii's living treasures and Kenny Rapozo, both Hawaii born musicians.  Kenny Rapozo is a respected musician who was born, raised, and also resides on the Garden Island.  Raymond Leialoha Patterson was instrumental in introducing Hal to the beautiful art of kiho alu. 
Hal has taught guitar at Cypress Community College and at Saddleback College in California. He has taught Slack Key in the State of Hawaii educational system in 1978 and since 1988 has been teaching Slack Key and classical guitar at the Kauai Community College and is currently a private instructor. Hal has performed throughout the mainland US and in Fiji. 
Note that Hal's Instructional Books and Cassettes are NO LONGER in circulation.  Private Instruction is available when you are on island.  Phone (808) 821-1000 or Email all requests (for private lessons, music for wedding or special celebrations) c/o Lilikoi to lilikoi@trykauai.com
Hal Kinnaman & Paul Togioka
Hal Kinnaman and Paul Togioka
Contemporary ~ Traditional ~ Hawaiian ~ Classical
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Hal Kinnaman & Paul Togioka are available as a Duo for Receptions and also as Solo Artists.
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Performed by Hal Kinnamon & Paul Togioka

"What really made our vacation, though, was the special evening you helped me organize for my parent's 44th wedding anniversary.  You suggested a place to eat (the Plantation Gardens), arranged for us to use the private dining room at no charge, ordered leis for both my Mom and Dad, ordered a personalized cake and even arranged for authentic Hawaiian entertainment.  Hal Kinnaman was a delight and provided my family with an evening they will never forget.  It is very hard to impress my parents, but impress them we did!!"

Carrie Tibbs and Shannon Hoiseth ~ July 10, 2001
Hal & Paul's Sampler is Available Upon Request when booking a special event!
The new sampler shown above is offered for those interested in music for hire regarding weddings, receptions, and dinner parties on the Island of Kauai.

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Arrangements & original compositions from his latest CD “Ki ho’alu Inn.”

Paul at Kauai Fest'Ki ho’alu Inn' CD Cover ~ Mahalo PaulHal, Ernie and Paul ~ Nostalgic Hawaiian Music featuring Ernie Palmeria's Steel GuitarPaul Togioka
Paul Togioka is recognized as one of Kauai's leading slack key guitarists and has recorded with guitar masters Ray Kane, Ken Emerson and Hal Kinnaman.
In 1996, Paul became Kauai's first recording artist to be invited to the prestigious “Kauai Style” Slack Key Guitar Festival and also received the Hawaii Music Awards Best Recording by a Slack Key Artist for his CD titled Ohana ’O Kauai Slack Key Instrumentals. 
In 1998, Paul and Buddy Panoke received Best Hawaiian Instrumental Recording for their CD titled Ohana ’O Kauai Instrumentals from the Garden Isle.
In 2004, Milton Lau producer of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festivals and Chris Lau of Rhythm & Roots Records and Recording Studio produced Paul's first solo CD titled Ki ho’alu Inn (CD cover shown above). 

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