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Ashley Orlando

Wednesday 31 March 2021

Ashley Orlando

Today we're going to talk about jazz singer and ukulele player Ashley Orlando who we discovered on YouTube. Ashley is a bilingual artist (speaking French and English) who uses her music to help people express themselves, be heard and dream big. It also encourages them to develop to achieve their dreams. According to her, “Music is a language that transcends cultural barriers”. But who is Ashley Orlando? Read more
honoka-azita

Tuesday 30 March 2021

Honoka & Azita

A classy and light style, tropical sounds, a sunny and breathtaking setting, two young women who play the ukulele to perfection. If you are passionate about music and you are a fan of the famous instrument of Hawaiian origin, you certainly immediately recognized the famous musical duo of Honoka & Azita through these few descriptions. These two young artists have enjoyed, despite their age, a great reputation on the web. On Youtube, the tandem's videos have accumulated millions of views. But who are Honoka Katayama and Azita Ganjali really? Read more
Karlie G

Monday 15 March 2021

Karlie G

Karlie G is what you might call (not without exaggeration) a virtuoso on the ukelele. The young artist has, despite her age, already won many prestigious competitions. His extraordinary career testifies to his great talent. At 18, Karlie is already known as an award-winning singer-songwriter. She stands out for her ability to immerse herself in tradition while evolving and enriching her musical style. Currently, the talented Hawaiian is best known for her mainstream pop and R&B style that perfectly integrates the ukulele. Read more
Ukulélé Club Tahiti

Monday 15 February 2021

How to start a ukulele club in your city?

Want to start your own ukulele club in your town? You tell yourself that an ad posted all over the place on social media could help you. It can work, but the young club still has to manage to retain new members over the long term. Check out the top tips for building a solid ukulele club. Read more
Canada

Tuesday 15 December 2020

J. Chalmers Doane and the ukulele

The ukulele is a small stringed musical instrument famous both for its unique look and for the pain of its sounds. Appreciated for decades, the ukulele is an ideal instrument to begin learning music. Upa Upa Tahiti presents today the portrait of a great gentleman who contributed a lot to the learning of the ukulele in schools, here is the story of Mr. J. Chalmers Doane. Read more
Hawaii, la terre natale de Brittni Paiva

Wednesday 02 December 2020

Brittni Paiva: a Hawaiian ukulele star

Brittni Paiva is an artist who owes her fame to her talent and love for the ukulele. Known throughout the world for her incredible talent in the practice of this small string instrument, this artist who started her career very small seduces everyone of the ukulele. According to Brittni Paiva, between her and her ukulele, it's a true love story. This article provides an update on the history and career of this young Hawaiian woman of unlimited talent. Read more
Japon

Saturday 07 November 2020

The ukulele in Japan

The ukulele has found an important place in Japan. The proof, this small instrument is present almost everywhere in this Asian country and even gets the slogan "I am huge in Japan" on all surfaces presenting its photo. The ukulele which is an instrument considered to be unique to Hawaii has made a special place for itself in the hearts of the Japanese. Overview of the history of the ukulele in Japan. Read more
Enfants jouant du ukulélé

Sunday 01 November 2020

Music helps children memorize better

For many years now, the effects of music on a child's mental and psychic functions have continued to be justified. Studies have shown that the more children listen to classical music, the more active the right hemisphere of their brain. It is the same when he learns to handle a musical instrument, both the right hemisphere and the left hemisphere of his brain are activated. The reasons why music is perfectly able to develop a child's intellectual capacities are explained in this topic. Read more
NZ flag

Wednesday 28 October 2020

New Zealand International Ukulele Orchestra

The New Zealand International Ukulele Orchestra, made up of many music fans, has been famous for many years for its unmistakable talent. As the name of the troupe states very clearly, this is a collection of players who use their small musical instrument to amaze our ears. Besides a double bass, the Wellington Ukulele Orchestra actually only uses this small stringed instrument during their public appearance. Note that the repertoire they perform is specially made up of covers of famous modern pieces in addition to some ukulele standards. Not to mention their quirky allure and the jokes they show about calling WIUO. Read more
Ukulele

Thursday 15 October 2020

George Harrison and the Ukulele

The ukulele is a musical instrument that is increasingly played and much appreciated by musicians these days. Since its inception, this small instrument with its distinctive look and sound has indeed allowed a song to add a unique and personalized touch. And that, George Harrison understood it well by adopting the ukulele as the flagship instrument in his musical journey. This former member of the Beatles had indeed a singular attachment to the musical instrument that is the ukulele. Read more