Kamaka Anniversary

Maui Ukulele Guild Exhibition

At the 9th Annual Maui Ukulele Guild Exhibition, Chris Kamaka came from Oahu to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the start of Kamaka Ukulele Store on Oahu in 1916. Chris’s grandfather Samuel Kamaka, Sr. apprenticed with one of the three original woods craftsmen who came to Hawaii in 1879 from Madeira and brought the brahingha that would evolve into the ukulele we know today.

(Photo of Mele with Chris Kamaka of Kamaka Ukulele at the 9th annual Maui Ukulele Guild Exhibition at Queen Kaahumanu Center, 12 November 2016)