Sweet Hollywaiians are based in Osaka,Japan. They were originally street musicians who share a common passion of Hawaiian, Swing, Ragtime, Blues, Calypso and Italian for the 1920s~1930s string band tradition in collecting the music of long forgotten legends like Sol Hoopii, King Bennie Nawahi, Roy Smeck and Eddie Lang. sweethollywaiians_01.jpgThis string quartet containing a dozen of string instruments like a Hawaiian steel guitar ( a lap steel guitar), banjo, tipple, ukulele, mandolin, a bass and guitars. Most of the members are multi-instrumentalist and they change their more info
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Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii Committee has announced that the 3rd Annual Ukulele Picnic will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at Kaka`ako Waterfront Park. Talented musicians from Hawaii and Japan will perform on the hilltop stage overlooking Diamond Head, Honolulu Harbor, the ocean and mountains. Performers from U.S. include Ohta-san, Uluwehi Gurerro, Brittni Paiva,Holunape, Kalei Gamiao, Ku`uipo Kumukahi, Weldon Kekauoha, Herb Ohta Jr.,Pali, and others Performers from Japan include Sekiguchi Band,Iwao, Katsu Seiji, Johnny-Ginowan and others Be there and you will be reminded how blessed you are to live in Hawaii. Admission to the picnic is free. Along with the main stage more info
Meet lovely keiki ukulele players at Mele Kalikimaka10, a charity event to be held at Yebisu Garden Place in Tokyo on December 5, 2010. This year, kids will play "Drop Baby Drop" and "Lele Happy Day". Do you want your kids to play with Makoto and many happy keiki's in Japan? Apply at firstname.lastname@example.org (Keiki Ukulele of Japan Project) before 11/25 deadline and have your kids practice these two songs. Lessons are available on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDpa5RJIK7E. more info
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