The 2nd Annual Ukulele Bash Concert is happening on Friday, April 20, at Ko Olina Lagoon 4.
Rep. Andria Tupola wanted to help revitalize the passion for the ukulele to Hawaii’s youth.
“There are many musical talents on the west side, yet very few music programs and school concert venues,” explains Tupola. “Through this festival, we hope to bring back the love of the instrument by engaging with youth with musical opportunities.”
The Ukulele Bash Concert isn’t just an event to enjoy music, it’s also a place where youth can learn the craftsmanship of the instrument and get lessons from master ukulele teachers.
Special guests include Honoka & Azita, Karlie G, Ukulele Guild of Hawaii, and west side schools.
Ko Olina Resort & Marina, Ulua Lagoon 4
Friday, April 20
5-6 p.m. – Keiki sessions
6-8 p.m. – Free concert for the public
Call Tupola’s office at (808) 586-8465 or click here for more information.
Honoka & Azita
Honoka Katayama, 20, and Azita Ganjali, 17, have been playing together since 2013.
The duo first met while taking lessons at Ukulele Hale. Honoka has been playing since she was 9 years old, and Azita since age 4.
They took first place at their first international ukulele competition, and the rest is history.
The duo has since traveled around the world, and released an EP album. They will be performing from 7:30 to 8 p.m.