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Kanekoa Ukulele Workshop

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March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kanekoa Ukulele

This 60 minute workshop is great for beginners to advanced pros. All are welcome to attend. ‘Ukulele students must know how to tune their ukulele and play at least two chords. Participants will need to bring a ‘ukulele (BYOU).

Will go over and cover basics of ‘ukulele chords & a simple scale structure and will perform a song or two with the group.

If students play a u-bass, Don will work with students on simple bass patterns.

Kanekoa will also play a couple songs and will also answer questions. Then join us at 8:00 for Kanekoa’s free performance!

Kanekoa is one of Hawaiis premier live music experiences. Playing what is described as ukulele-powered Hawaiian jam-rock,” their sound is based on the limitless potential of the electrified Hawaiian ‘ukulele. Kanekoa is riding the wave of renewed interest in the instrument most closely associated with Hawai‘i, guided by its culture and rooted in its land. Soulful singer/rhythm ‘ukulele player Kaulana Kanekoa, ‘ukulele phenom Vince Esquire, and Uncle Don Lopez, exceptional on the U-Bass, are joined by percussionist Lopaka Colon (who also plays with Mick Fleetwood’s Island Rumours Band). Recently Kanekoa has graced the cover of Ukulele Magazine as “Hawaiian Trailblazers.” (Fall 2022)

Pushing the envelope of this 4-string instrument in a jam band with eclectic roots and a sound that embraces flavors of reggae, blues, funk, jazz and island music, the band continues to surprise and delight audiences and elicits high praise from fellow musicians, critics, and fans. Their most recent CD was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos who raved: “Kanekoa is one of those special bands where years…of hard work give them the license to create seemingly effortless beauty.”


March 28 2023
Doors Open:
5:00 PM
Show Starts:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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