Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winners

I managed to tune into the Hokūs for an hour or two last night and see some of the awards and performances. Of course I missed the ‘ukulele-related awards (as it seems I do every year), but what I did see was very interesting. This year there seemed to be more performances by non-Hawaiian music […] Read more

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards 2013

The final ballots just went out for the 2013 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawai‘i’s version of the Grammys). May 29th is the day of the awards show so we’ve got some time to speculate over who might snag the top spots. Here are some of the ‘ukulele players who made it onto the final ballot for […] Read more

Christmas Kani Ka Pila Tour

Some of the heavy hitters in Hawaiian music are gearing up for a California tour this Christmas season. They are playing shows in  eight West Coast towns, promoting their new Christmas compilation CD called “Christmas Kanikapila“. The official blurb: Herb Ohta Jr., Keoki Kahumoku, John Keawe, and Chino Montero come together to create this one […] Read more

Kahumoku ‘Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop 2011

Every year I come back from Pahala, Hawai’i with a big grin on my face and great memories from our week long music camp. Every year I meet new, wonderful people and see old friends. Every year I learn much about music and even more about life. Every year I make a post and say […] Read more

‘Ukulele Jams – Keaukaha

The first of several Japan disaster relief ‘Ukulele Jams happened this past weekend. Keoki Kahumoku is the man behind these events and wanted to do something a bit different than the standard fundraiser performance. At the ‘Ukulele Jam everyone gets to be a part of the show. Instead of one person performing, artists taught audience […] Read more

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