Makana concert honors family and music legends

  • Makana featured hula by Poʻai during his Father’s Day performance at the Palace Theatre in Hilo. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Makana performs on Father's Day at the Palace Theatre in Hilo. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Makana performs on Father’s Day at the Palace Theatre in Hilo. (Steve Roby/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Makana’s Father’s Day concert at the Palace Theater was filled with heartfelt emotion and exceptional showmanship. The gifted slack key guitar master took the opportunity to publicly honor his dad, who passed away in January due to COVID, by performing traditional Hawaiian music that his father enjoyed.