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flashesofsand
06-29-2011, 01:41 PM
With all this talk of Ukulele festivals. The 41st annual Ukulele Festival in Waikiki is coming up in a few weeks. Ohta-San, Jake and Ho'okena to name a few will be there as well as Roy Sakuma's 700 piece ukulele band.

http://www.ukulelefestivalhawaii.org/en/oahu/poster.htm

A good portion of the 700 piece band was practicing last night at the bandstand. I've never seen so many 7-year olds with $500+ Kamakas. It was crazy and sounded great.

A few pictures of the rehearsal and the sunset that followed:

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https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YBlshT0mEgQ/TgquSSWozUI/AAAAAAAAAWs/RfKNRhEXTl8/s720/2011-06-28%25252018.45.43.jpg

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hapuna
06-29-2011, 02:29 PM
In Hawaii they know not to start with a "junk" ukulele. Get a nice one with good sound and you stay excited about it.

mketom
06-29-2011, 02:30 PM
Thanks for the pics! I can hardly wait to hear +700 little ukuleles players. Hope to see some of you there!

poppy
06-29-2011, 03:02 PM
Man I knew i screwed up got my 5 yr old grandson a piece a junk kala and I shoulda bought him a kamaka.

ItsAMeCasey
06-29-2011, 03:16 PM
lol my little cousin was gonna play in the band but they're going to Molokai that weekend. I'll be attending that festival though :D

mketom
06-29-2011, 03:21 PM
Roy Sakuma's iPhone app for the 41st Ukulele Festival shows a group of happy youngsters playing Kala and Makala ukuleles so I think your grandson will do fine with a Kala.

janeray1940
06-29-2011, 03:41 PM
Aw this is great, thanks for posting the pics! Totally made me smile. Sure hope I can make it there next year.

When I went to the Ukulele Picnic in February, the park was full of little kids holding K-brands, running wild and playing as little kids do. It took a few minutes for me to gather my wits and not yell out "Hey kids, no running with $700 ukuleles in your hands!"

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-29-2011, 03:44 PM
In Hawaii they know not to start with a "junk" ukulele. Get a nice one with good sound and you stay excited about it.

Kamaka has been VERY generous to the Hawaii school system. They should be congratulated.

ukestah
06-29-2011, 03:50 PM
Kamaka has been VERY generous to the Hawaii school system. They should be congratulated.



I totally agree. Back in elementary school... oh a good 25 years ago, I believe they donated 30+ sopranos to the school. All brand new with cases and all, they are very generous to the Hawaii school system.

mds725
06-29-2011, 04:26 PM
So many kids playing ukulele together must be a wonderful sight. I found this video on YouTube from last year's festival.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85hQ412FQvQ

My Tuesday evening ukulele instructor, Ka'ala Carmack, will be playing at this year's Ukulele Festival with his Wednesday evening (intermediate/advanced) class, the J-Town Hui, sometime in the morning.

mr moonlight
06-29-2011, 05:25 PM
Man I knew i screwed up got my 5 yr old grandson a piece a junk kala and I shoulda bought him a kamaka.
The whole reason I started playing uke is because I didn't want my son to start off on some crappy kid sized guitar.

joeybug
06-29-2011, 09:16 PM
Loved the pictures and love the video mds posted...would love to get there one day, one day!