Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
Alexis Tolentino

Alexis Tolentino

Alexis is 19 years old and attends Kapiolani Community College, part of the University of Hawaii Community College system. She has received training in the Hawaiian steel guitar for six years and is a former Next Generation steel guitarist at Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music. She also trained in the upright bass since she was in the 7th grade. Alexis is also trained in hula.

Alexis has always been interested in Hawaiian music and culture. At age five, she started playing the 'ukulele and dancing hula. She started with and still belongs to the Ka Hale I o Kahala halau. When she's not involved with music, Alexis enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with family and friends, cooking, baking, drawing and arts and crafts. She currently performs professionally with Hawaiian group Na 'Ehu as their steel guitarist, and appears on occasion with Isaac Akuna and Ku'uipo Kumukahi in Waikiki.

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