Trends & Talkers: Uke Vs. IpuUPDATED 8:47 PM HST Feb 14, 2014Video Transcript
on this tonight - there are more than 300 comments related to this story on our facebook page, and in our kitv.com poll we asked, which should be the official instrument of Hawai'i -- the ukulele or the ipu? right now, more than half of you say Ukulele, 39% say Ipu and 5% of you think it should be something else. On facebook, Mathew Vasconcellos says, "It's a tough call there -- I'd have to say the ipu because it was around first." But Summer Kabakoro writes, "The ukulele is the instrument MOST people, worldwide, associate with our great state Brought from Portugal, played by such greats as Gabby, Eddie Kamae and Jake Shimabakuro, the ukulele is truly a representation of ALL of Hawaii's people! This is not to diminish the wonder and beauty of the ipu, which resonates deeply with those fortunate enough to hear it." We want to hear from you - head to facebook, like us, and tell us which instrument you think should be chosen.