Thursday, July 12, 2007

Ukulele Showcase - Finest of the Fine

Music is magic! It can help you do away with your headache. It makes you miss somebody, who usually you have no time in your busy schedule to miss. It refreshes your memory about the places you have been to, the people you have met, and expands your imagination to the places you have never experienced. I am talking about the music feast tonight at the Japanese American National Museum - the Southern California Ukulele Showcase.

Joined Little Tokyo's residents and visitors to
celebrate all things 'uke.'

Chose a seating in the front so I could see the stage clearly with my short-sighted glasses. Took a sound breath, and relaxed. Daniel Ho, Heard Ohta Jr. and their ukuleles, the sweet voices of the duo Makena, the seductive Hula dance... I could feel the wind, smell the beaches, touch the sunlight and hear the aloha spirit of Hawaii right here, in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles.

The genius humorous King Kukulele, the intellectual Dan "Soybean" Sawyer, the wild
Steven Espaniola, the experienced Bilgewater Brothers, and many more... each added a different flavor to the feast.

The performance kicks off the 2007 season of the Japanese American National Museum's 1st and Central Summer Concerts. The celebration of all things 'uke.' will be followed by an evening of Taiko with San Jose Taiko & Cava on Thursday July 26, 2007. Log on to for the calendar of events.

Tiny bubbles, in the wine

Make me happy

Make me feel fine

Tiny bubbles make me warm all over with a

feeling that I'm gonna love you

("Tiny Bubbles" in tribute to Don Ho - performed by a group of the finest artists in the field of 'uke.')

And I feel warm.


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