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3rd Annual Southern California 'Ukulele Festival, Cerritos, CA

After teaching two workshops, T got together for lunch...
with our 'ohana (family) on the green.
Austin Kai's 1st ever 'ukulele festival.
Grinds (food) by The Loft: spam musubi, mochiko chicken, kalua.
Austin Kai in the loving arms of his Aunty Alana.
Pete Kahele taught the steel guitar workshop.
Steel guitar workshop participants.
Alana & Sue listen attentively.
Bernie Endaya: steel guitar instructor.
Pete, teaching steel guitar techniques.
'Ukulele virtuosos Lyle Ritz & Bill Tapia, age 96,
performing "Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua Hawai'i" ...
"where the humuhumunukunukuapua'a go swimming by..."
Gylene and her sisters.
T, Alana, & Tutu Sue
Side Order from Honolulu:
Chris Kamaka, Brian Tolentino, Asa Young.
The inimitable James Hill from Canada...
playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky Korsekov.
Bravo! Hana hou!
It's October...time for the 'ukulele festival. T says it was the best ever!

I've been laying low with a tardy summer cold. It hit me hard in the throat, and my voice that had taken on a Lauren Bacall huskiness quickly deteriorated to a bad case of laryngitis. I had to cancel out on doing the opening chant. Thank goodness for T. He taught his guitar workshop, then substituted for me for the Hawaiian language workshop.

Darn! I missed out a great day with folks I love, lots of friends, and great Hawaiian music. This year I'll have to be content with seeing these pictures that T thoughtfully took for me -- and sharing them with you.

There's always next year...

>> Info on the festival
>> Hawaiian Language Handout
>> 2nd Annual SoCal 'Ukulele Festival
>> 1st Annual SoCal 'Ukulele Festival
>> James Hill

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