Festival focuses on ‘soothing sound’ of slack key

Festival focuses on ‘soothing sound’ of slack keySlack key guitarists Nathan Nahinu (left) and Dwight Kanae sing and play for the crowd during the 25th annual Ki Ho’alu Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Sunday afternoon. “It’s a very soothing sound,” said Kanae, who’s been playing slack key for 45 years. “You can sound like a couple of guys just by yourself.”