Slack key guitarist and musician Makana will perform at Salt Lake Community College’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus in the Student Event Center on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the event are free for students with a OneCard.
Makana’s teacher, Hawaiian singer Bobby Moderow, made the slack key fun.
“It was something that I learned about as a child, and it was the most beautiful music,” says Makana.
Makana takes his inspiration from philosophy, humanity and cultural values. It started with the Hawaiian music influences but has expanded to include more than that.
“The intention behind my music is to inspire transcendence,” says Makana. He includes transcendence of pain and fear as part of that intention.
The slack key allows the guitarist the opportunity to play bass, rhythm and melody at the same time.
“A slack key is a rare art form,” says Makana. “So when you hear it, it really sounds like a lot of guitars playing, but it’s only one.”
Slack key will not be the only instrument played at the concert.
“The show is diverse,” says Makana, “but everything is very passionate.”
Makana’s first teacher gave him his Hawaiian name meaning “a gift freely given.”
CDs will be available at the concert for those interested in purchasing them. Community members will pay $12 at the door.