Hawaii Comes to LOS ANGELES Via the Ukulele

KoAloha Ukulele

Documentary screening of “My KoAloha Story,” performance by Grammy award-winning artist Daniel Ho, and free Ukulele workshop all part of Grammy Museum program.

Just when you thought summer was over, we are happy to say “not so fast!” Seems like we are about to get a dose of Hawaiian love via the artisans of KoAloha Ukulele. If you’ve been under a rock and not hip to ukulele then here’s a quick lesson. Anyone from professional, to novice, to hobby ukulele players, all know that some of the most beautiful instruments hail from a tiny shop in Kalihi, O’ahu, Hawai’i. One ukulele fan, Gary San Angel, decided to film a documentary, “My KoAloha Story,” which showcases the magic of how the beloved instrument moves and inspires people in many different ways.

Featured in the film are KoAloha Ukulele founders and husband and wife team, Alvin “Pops” Okami and Patricia Okami, as well as their two sons, Alan and Paul. While most families do not work well together, opposite is true for the Okamis who exude a high level of respect for one another, as well as for the artisans that make up the KoAloha staff.  The LA premier of  “My KoAloha Story” also showcases the music of multi-Grammy award artist, Daniel Ho, as well as Gordon Mark, Jason Arimoto, Herb Ohta, Jr. and many more.

Who: Grammy Museum’s Reel-To-Reel Program

What: LA Premiere of “My KoAloha Story” Documentary

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 – Film screens at 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm, performance by Daniel Ho at 7:00 pm; free “Ukulele 101” workshop from 5:00 – 6:00 pm with Daniel Ho and KoAloha special guests. RSVP to Grammy Museum link at www.grammymuseum.org

Where:  Grammy Museum, Clive Davis Theatre, Los Angeles

Cost:  $10.

Hot Tip: Call the box office directly to order your tickets without extra fees: 213 765 6803


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