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Kanile`a `Ukulele Represents Hawai`i in Portugal Festival Honoring the `Ukulele

KĀNEʻOHE, HAWAIʻI – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele is honored to represent Hawaiʻi in Madeira, Portugal at the Xarabanda Musical and Cultural Association’s Festival. This week-long celebration marks 140 years since the introduction of the Madeiran instrument known as the braguinha (or machete) to Hawaiʻi which led to the creation of the ʻukulele. As an expert ʻukulele builder of Hawaiian-Portuguese decent, Kanileʻa co-owner […]