The ukulele sometimes abbreviated to uke, is a member of the lute family of
instruments; it generally employs four nylon or gut strings or ...
Although the ukulele has long been regarded as uniquely Hawaiian, the
instrument could be considered a creative adaptation and redesign of the
“Sing Hawaiian songs or dance the hula without ukulele accompaniment. Isn't
there something missing? When a Portuguese immigrant, Joao Fernandez, ...
In 1879, the 'ukulele arrived in Hawaii. In Portugal, the instrument was called the
Braguinha, from Braga. A similar 5-string instrument, the Rajao was converted ...
Ukulele History. A little ukulele history... A ship named the Raven's crag arrived in
Honolulu on Aug 23rd 1879 from Madeira Portugal. On that ship was a man ...
Ukulele history. The ukulele isn't a native or ancient instrument: it started with
Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii in the late 19th century. The largest wave of ...
The 'ukulele has been an icon of Hawaiian music for over 120 years, but where
did it come from? The original 'ukuleles were a combination of different ...
The 'Ukulele: A History explores all of these facets, placing the instrument for the
... the 'ukulele, Tranquada and King also present a sweeping history of modern ...
Jan 25, 2015 ... Despite a long history that once included a reputation as an exotic and highbrow
instrument, the ukulele has also endured decades of ...
May 27, 2015 ... True, the actual history of the ukulele begins on an island, but not one in the
Hawaiian chain, nor one in the Pacific Ocean, for that matter.