Ledward Kaapana

Ledward Kaapana

Celebrating Ledward Kaapana (born August 25, 1948), a Hawaiian musician from Kalapana, best known for playing in the slack key guitar style. He has received 4 Grammy Award nominations and is a recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship, which is the highest honor in folk and traditional arts in the United States.

Published by baldpomegranatenixon

I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it.

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