Ukulele Traditions & Technologies
By Joe Souza Of Kanile`A `Ukulele
Saturday, July 27th
Guest of Members: $35
Originally from Portugal, the 'Ukulele (pronounced "oo-koo-le-le") was introduced to Hawai'i in late 1879 and later in different parts of the world including United States, Canada, Japan and United Kingdom.
Join us for a presentation on how an ukulele is built and played along with a concert featuring a blend of Hawaii and contemporary music.
About Joe Souza
Born and raised in Kailua on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, Joe is the youngest of eight. For Joe, the 'ukulele has always been part of his life. He can recall, from a very young age, going to family parties and everyone sitting in a circle and jamming Hawaiian music on their 'ukuleles and guitars. "In elementary school is when I first got exposed to the 'ukulele. It was a requirement for music. Hawaiian language class in High school is when I really started showing serious interest in the 'ukulele, although, it wasn't until after I graduated that the 'ukulele started to influence my life."