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Hawai`ian Serenaders

Info: Apr 26, 2017 • Wed • 10:30-11:30am • Lahaina Public Library • Free • Email csinfo@hawaii.edu for more information.

Hawai`ian Serenaders

Story of the `Ukulele and Concert: Learn about the `ukulele, Hawai`i`s official instrument, from a Native Hawaiian. Learn the history, types, parts, and tuning the instrument, and how playing the `ukulele has evolved from rhythm accompaniment to a solo instrument. Listen to how applying different rhythm patterns affect the feel of a song. Discover the stories behind the songs as you enjoy a musical mixed plate of Hawaiian, hapa haole, pop and jazz standards that maybe unexpected to hear played on the `ukulele (such as songs from the Big Band era). Learn about the versatility of the little instrument that was supported by a Hawaiian king and has grown in popularity by `ukulele players around the world today.

This husband and wife duo is comprised of Richard Tom on ukulele bass, and Mele Fong on ukulele. They offer themed shows to educate the audience about Hawaii through music and the story behind the songs as they bring back the nostalgia of long ago.

Sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

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