Acclaimed ukulele musicians to perform at free festival
KAHULUI – Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on the lawn as acclaimed ukulele musicians fill the air with island music at the tenth annual Maui Ukulele Festival in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 6 p.m.
This year’s lineup includes Herb Ohta and Nando Suan, Paula Fuga, Richard Ho’opi’i, Aidan James, Taimane, Kamakakehau Fernandez, Nelly and Daniel Baduria, Nick Acosta, The Hula Honeys, Da Ukulele Boyz, Kalama Intermediate Ukulele Band, and Seabury Hall Hawaiian Ensemble. Renowned ukulele advocate and teacher Roy Sakuma will serve as emcee.
Fine ukulele will be featured as door prizes. The festival also features displays of made-in-Hawaii arts and crafts and island foods available for purchase.
On Saturday, Oct. 10, in the McCoy Studio Theater, Roy and Kathy Sakuma will lead an ukulele workshop. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the workshop begins at 10 a.m.
The workshop is open to all ages, child to adult, beginning to intermediate players. Students must be able to hold C, F and G7 chords, and bring their own ukulele, notepaper and pencil.
Attendees will participate in Sunday’s Ukulele Festival with a song learned in the workshop, and someone will win a fine new ukulele!
The workshop is free; reservations are not required.