The Hawaiian Serenaders presented Story of the ‘Ukulele and Concert as part of “Ukulele Mele Music Week” of special classes and concerts to celebrate my 7th year of teaching at Kaunoa.
The University of Hawai’i Statewide Cultural Extension Program co-sponsored our concert. We met the program’s educational requirements by giving a 20-minute talk on the history of the ‘ukulele in addition to showing the different types of instruments from our private collection. We performed 17 songs showcasing different musical genres as we traveled through time from the 1800’s to the 1970s and beyond including a parody that we made up for the Maui Marathon.
This was one of 22 educational shows about the music of Hawaii we presented at public libraries and senior centers from 2008-2019. The first program was Timeless Love Songs & Stories of Hawaii Nei at Kaunoa Senior Center on Thursday, 14 February 2008.
The Serenaders are listed on the list of artists available through the University of Hawaii Statewide Cultural Extension Program.
(Photo of Rich showing his u-bass to a senior after The Hawaiian Serenaders “Story of the ‘Ukulele and Concert” during Ukulele Mele Music at Kaunoa, 17 November 2016)