Monday, July 19, 2010

The 40th Annual Ukulele Festival

It was a beautiful day in paradise yesterday under the bandstand at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. Cool, tropical and all kinds of music with the focus on a small four stringed instrument that originated in Portugal. It was my first ukulele festival, but the festival's 40th. Roy and Kathy Sakuma did a marvelous job of putting on this event. Ukulele players from around the world participated in what has become a huge event in Hawaii. Ukulele players, associations & groups from France, Japan, neighbor islands, California were in the house. There was no contest, no competition, just people coming together to share their love of a simple but yet beautiful instrument. And to top it all off as an added bonus, I got to see my granddaughter perform with Roy Sakuma's "My Ukulele Group", made up of more than a few of his students. Now that's pretty cool!!!!!


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