Ukulele Notes

Shows & Events: 

General Information

An excellent source of local musical events is www.konaweb.com, published by Konabob Stoffer and wife Shirley, both competent musicians. Bob plays lap steel ukulele with the Ladies of Waiku’i, often joined by Shirley, who plays a great fiddle. By the way, Bob also builds and plays his Walkingbass, an upright three string bass. A cool instrument!

Info & Write-Ups of Ukulele Happenings around the island


Articles of Interest:

An excellent source of local musical events is www.konaweb.com, published by Konabob Stoffer and wife Shirley, both competent musicians. Bob plays lap steel ukulele with the Ladies of Waiku’i, often joined by Shirley, who plays a great fiddle. By the way, Bob also builds and plays his Walkingbass, an upright three string bass. A cool instrument!

The History of the Ukulele

This is what a Styrofoam cello sounds like to learn about this interesting instrument.

The Story of the Kamaka Ukulele” - Check out the PBS video


Some of our favorite artists:

Jake Shimabukuro: http://jakeshimabukuro.com Ukulele mad man
Brian Vasquez: http://www.brianandrowena.com/home.cfm Local favorite
Brittni Paiva: http://www.brittnipaiva.com/  Hilo's own preeminent female ukulele player who took home two 2013 Hoku Awards.  Congratulations Brittni!  


Kanikapila’s around the Big Island:

See our Kanikapila Page.


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