Thousands of people came to the 2nd Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii enjoyed exceptionally clear sky and beautiful music by local and international artists. Mufi Hannemann, the Mayor, and Duke Aiona, Leutenent Governer, also enjoyed this great event. In their speech, a surprise gift of proclamations were presented to Mr. and Mrs. Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, executive producers of the event. The city proclaimed 2/13/2010 as "Ukulele Picnic Day" and the state proclaimed this day as "Ukulele Day in Hawaii." Ukulele Foundation of more info
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Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii Committee has announced that 2nd Annual Ukulele Picnic will be held on Saturday 13, 2010, at Kaka`ako Waterfront Park. Ukulele virtuosos and legends from Hawaii and Japan will perform on the hilltop stage overlooking Diamond Head, Honolulu Harbor, the ocean and mountains. Performers from U.S. include Lyle Ritz, Kumu ukulele Ohta-san, Pali, Holunape, Manoa DNA, and the Roy Sakuma Ukulele School. Performers from Japan include Iwao, Kiyoshi Kobayashi & Ukulele Orchestra of Japan, Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, and Kimiko Wakiyama. Be there more info
Ukulele giant Lyle Ritz will be performing as an added “legend” this Wednesday night, February 10th at the Ukulele Legends in Concert at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Bill Tapia, who was to perform in person, will now perform via a media hook up to his home in California. The 102 year old Mr. Tapia who had fallen and broken his hip was not cleared to travel by his physician. Mr. Tapia had fallen and fractured his hip and underwent surgery over two months ago. more info
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