During "The Hawaiian Craze" of the 1910s, 20s, and 30s, Hawaiian music was one of the most popular genres in the world! At that time, it thoroughly permeated the popular music of the day and introduced its signature sound, the steel guitar, into country music and other styles. Ukulele and steel guitar schools popped up in towns across the United States. This new, exotic, exciting, upbeat acoustic music was played on home phonographs across the world and by live bands at parties and in concerts.
Join professional musician, avid record collector, and Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association (HSGA) president Christo Ruppenthal for a unique solo vintage Hawaiian music concert. Christo will recreate the sounds of vintage Hawaiian influenced records live on steel guitar and ukulele with tracks off his series of "Antique Aloha" CDs. During concert performances Christo peppers in historical information about the vintage music presented and its huge impact on American popular music at the time to give it context. This show can be presented as an educational workshop or as an instrumental performance.
Step back into this "Golden Age of Hawaiian Music" for some Antique Aloha Live!
“The performance went really well and residents and family members were engaged and interested in the content you presented between songs. You balanced the amount of information presented with the amount of music being played well. The music itself was very calming and enjoyable. It put everyone at ease and made them feel like they were taking a bit of a “trip” away to perhaps a warmer Hawaiian place.” Kayla Olson, COTA, CDP | Haven Coordinator - Attic Angel Community