MARCH 17-21 AND MAY 26-30, 2017
COME FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR UKULELE AS YOU IMMERSE YOURSELF IN OLD STYLE HAWAIIAN MUSIC AND ALOHA CULTURE.
Spend 5 intimate days on the Spirit Isle experiencing the roots of what has inspired generations of Hawaiians to create beautiful music… Walk the land, swim in the waters, eat traditional foods, learn the language, talk story, dance hula & most of all play LOTS of happy Ukulele music!
Due to its popularity we will be offering 2 different Uke Ohana events in 2017.
This MARCH the renowned recording artists Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel will join Lono teaching a variety of ukulele techniques from the Old Style folk music of Molokai.
In MAY Lono will be leading a deep cultural and musical immersion into the history of Old Style Hawaiian music with the vibrant community of Molokai of local singers, dancers and musicians.
A BELOVED ISLAND SON:
March and May: Both workshops will feature LONO, one of the Hawaiian Island’s most beloved and talented folk artists. He is a prolific composer of original old style music, having released 7 CD’s, an inspirational teacher, and charismatic a performer. His music and stories of island life will inspire your Ukulele and songwriting talents while you experience the beautiful landscapes and culture of Molokai’s East end.
A SPECIAL INVITATION THIS MARCH:
March 17-21 – CRAIG CHEE and SARAH MAISEL will bring their infectious energy and passion for teaching and performing the Ukulele combined with their life long love affair with hawaiian music. They have made an incredible splash in the ‘ukulele scene internationally with their virtuosos styles and vocal harmonies and have taught and performed in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan and throughout the United States.
COME EXPERIENCE MOLOKAI THE “MOST HAWAIIAN ISLAND”
This name comes from its rich cultural heritage, that is carried on today with honor and purpose, creating a sustainable future for the island. Its population of predominately Hawaiian descent, allows you to genuinely experience the roots of Hawaiian music and lifestyle. Molokai is also known as a place of powerful prayer, it has a long history of teaching and healing, and is the sacred birthplace of hula. The Uke Ohana workshop will take place on the lush and tropical east end of the island where you will relax, moving at a slower pace, and learn to play and compose traditional and contemporary hawaiian folk music of your own .
WE WILL BE STAYING AT PU’ U O’ HOKU RANCH
(“Hill of Stars”) a historical 14,000 acre working ranch. We will feast on traditional gourmet foods harvested by the local community and venture on foot into the nearby Halawa Valley with its ancient Taro fields, twin waterfalls and warm beaches. Arrangement can be made for you to stay at the Ranch after the workshop. Please let Melany know if you are interested in this option.
$1400 for 5 days / 4 nights. Includes all workshops, lodging and food. (Limited to 30 participants)