Honoka & Azita

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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?

Young ukulele legends

Like the stringed instruments they wield with great speed and dexterity, Honoka & Azita are also both originally from Hawaii. The ukulele rocked their childhood and practically shaped their taste for music. Moreover, it was with a master of the ukulele, the great Jody Kamisato (whom they met at the Ukulele Hale studio in Honolulu), that the two young artists perfected themselves. The teacher, who became a manager, coached the two young women throughout their career.

The musical duo of Honoka & Azita are distinguished by their original covers of popular songs from the international repertoire. The unique arrangements they offer have captured the hearts of many enthusiasts and professionals. In addition to their great musical talent, the two artists are also true nature lovers. This can easily be seen from their videos, the backdrops of which generally consist of the magnificent landscapes of the volcanic archipelago of the Pacific with in particular the green mountains, the clear sandy beaches, the sea and the paradisiac islands.

Honoka & Azita have, since 2013, participated in several competitions. It was during a local international ukulele competition that the pair rose to prominence by winning 1st place in their division and being named MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the competition. This first step was the start of a great adventure for the two artists. The duo were invited to open the popular music festival in Okinawa, Japan. He then performed regularly at the Hard Rock Cafe in Honolulu and at the 8th Rice Fest in Honolulu. At the 2017 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival, the two young women were named organizers and instructors of the beginner's initiation workshops.

Titles that have captured the hearts of millions of Internet users around the world

Although their arrival in the ukulele universe is still quite recent, Honoka & Azita already have a well-rounded discography to their credit. Many Internet users follow them on the web and “savor” each of their interpretations. Among the most famous works, we can notably mention the double CD “Ukulele Island Style” released in 2015, the cover of the title “Do The Hula” and the famous “Island Fire” (their first composition).

 

credit photo: Andrew Agcaoili

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