Ukulele Club of Hawaii offers free holiday performance
KANEOHE, Hawaii - A group of ukulele enthusiasts is planning to entertain dozens of people at Windward Mall for a free Christmas concert. The Ukulele Club of Hawaii's (UCH) final gathering of 2018 celebrates the season by singing and playing their favorite Christmas songs. There will be special appearances by artists from ukulele manufacturer Kanilea Ukulele.
The public is invited to join in, as well, at this free, public event. "It's for all ages and levels of play ability. Just bring an ukulele and a smile. We got the rest!," says Lina Langi of Kanilea Ukulele.
Langi describes The Ukulele Club of Hawaii as a "passion project" founded in 2007 by Kanilea Ukulele co-owners Joe and Kristen Souza along with Kanilea artist and Vaihi frontman Bruddah Sam Langi. "It exists for the purpose of sharing and perpetuating the State of Hawaii’s official modern instrument, the ukulele."
Gatherings are held the first Tuesday of every month (except January) at Windward Mall’s Center Court. There is no fee for membership or to attend gatherings. Monthly e-mail messages are sent out as reminders or to connect the members to ukulele events happening in Hawaii and worldwide. Kanilea Ukulele sponsors the UCH and covers all funding for the venue, sheet music, and prize giveaways.
Other artists who Kanilea Ukulele sponors are Kelly Boy De Lima and the group Kapena, Willie K., Sarah Maisel & Craig Chee, Aldrine Guerrero of Ukulele Underground, Steven Espaniola, Jody Kamisato of Ukulele Hale, Karlie G, Honoka & Azita, Lil' Rev and more.
It's at Windward Mall Center Court in Kaneohe on Tuesday. Meet for tune up at 5:30 p.m. The music and jam session kicks off at 6 p.m. with prize giveaways to follow.