COUNTDOWN TO UKE OHANA OAHU

Uke Ohana Oahu

Island Music, Culture and Cuisine

Come to the North Shore of Oahu and touch the roots of old style Hawaiian music and aloha culture while learning to play and compose on your ukulele like never before!

Five melodic days of Aloha, playing Ukulele and studying in master classes , experiencing the cultural traditions of the epic north shore of Oahu, savoring the beauty of the land and seascapes and enjoying delicious local cuisine.

Ukuele Classes with world famous musicians Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, Kalei Gamiao and Walt Keale will open up new possibilities of skill and pleasure for the ukulele enthusiast as well as a deeper experiential understanding and appreciation of Hawaiian culture.

Mornings of Ukulele classes, afternoon with excursions to Hawaiian cultural sites and events followed by evenings of Kana Ka Pila under the stars. Our meals will be provided by local farmers and foragers to connect us all to a deeper sense of place.

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The Music: Hawaiian music has inspired people from around the world for generations. But what makes it so beloved, why are we drawn to its powerful melodies and stories?
Uke Ohana Oahu is dedicated to answering these questions by creating experiences where we will all touch the roots of old style Hawaiian music and aloha culture together. Our guides will be incredible musicians and culturalists who have emerged from these traditions to play and perform their own music worldwide.
Our playing time will include 8 master classes, personal one on one time with teachers and 2 performances; one by the teachers and special guest stars and the other by the Ohana members themselves sharing their compositions or favorite music!

The Landscape and Culture: Oahu’s North Shore is legendary not only for being the surfing capital of the world, but also one of the most beautiful and culturally significant locations in all of the islands.  During our time there we will enjoy such natural and cultural sites as Ke Ike Beach, Waimea Canyon and its waterfall, the Royal Birthing Stones, The queens fish pond, and Kalei’s Family land at Kai Aka Gardens.

The Food: Food is a doorway to experiencing a sense of place in a deeper way. Melany is a trained chef and has assembled an inspiring menu of local farmers, fishermen and foragers from the land and sea along the North Shore.

Uke Ohana Oahu: Details

  • WHEN

    Uke Ohana Oahu

    Music, Culture & Cuisine
    August 18th through 22th, 2019
    5 days and 4 nights.

  • LOCATION

    Oahu North Shore

    On Oahu’s famous North Shore including the towns of Haliewa, Wailua, the Waimea Valley and Ke Iki Beach ,etc

  • OUR TEACHERS

    Our 3 Uke Ohana Oahu instructors are world famous performers and inspiring /teachers.

    Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel share their joy of music and teaching Ukulele with the world.
    Craig and Sarah passions for music and teaching have made an incredible impact on the ‘ukulele scene. Their complementing styles and vocal harmonies along with creative teaching techniques are sought after for ‘Ukulele Festivals and events around the world. Both have recorded several Cd’s and are currently recording a new one.Their love of teaching has blossomed into a successful Online ‘Ukulele School with Artistworks Craig infuses his energetic and just plain “fun” style into many genres of music and is known for his collaboration at different music events. Sarah is a self admitted lover of jazz stylings from the golden age. Together they are expanding the world of Ukulele with their e performances and teaching.

    Contact Craig and Sarah at: www.cheemaisel.com

     

     

    Kalei Gamiao is Innovative, Unique and Original.
    Having been mentored by many Ukulele masters Kalei is now on the forefront of today’s Ukulele Revolution. His knowledge of creating and sharing his own style of the Ukulele abilities increase our appreciation understanding of the magical four string instrument and what it can do. “My Ukulele expresses every word and emotion. I love to create and share my musical journey for everyone to enjoy.”

     

     

    Walt Keale is both a beloved Oahu folk musician but also a Hawaiian culturalist.
    Keale is nephew to the Hawaiian music legend, Uncle Moe Keale, and first-cousin to Skippy and Israel IZ Kamakawiwo’ole. Together with them he brings forward the voice & presence of the Ancestors.
    Keale’s story is rooted in the traditions of Niihau (Hawaii’s “forbidden island”), where his mother’s family has been for over a thousand years. His father’s Arkansas family, seeds of the Dustbowl migrations to the ag-rich farmland of the San Joaquin Valley, lived humbly among ranchers, farmers and migrant workers. In his music you will hear the sounds of Niihau, the bluegrass of the Dustbowl & the latin rhythms of jarocho, cumbia & ranchera.
    “We are descendants of our ancestors-ancestors of our descendants.”

  • SCHEDULE

    UKE OHANA OAHU  / Haleiwa / August 18-22, 2019

    Come to the north shore and learn to play and compose like never before.

    • August 18th, Sunday:  Pick up Ohana at Honolulu Airport and drive to Haliewa on the north shore. Settle into the beautiful Ke Ike Beachfront Bungalows. Visit the Kai Aka Gardens where Kalei and his family live, make Poi, enjoy dinner and Kanakapila with our ukuleles under the stars. 
    • August 19th, Monday: We share breakfast beside the sea and head right into our first day of classes and culture camp with our teachers. In the afternoon we will have a guided tour of the Queens fish pond in Haliewa, create beautiful native plants and fish prints and make Mai Le Leis. We’ll eat dinner in Haliewa and then head over to the Gamiao’s compound for a rousing teachers concert with visiting guest artists from the music scene on the north shore.
    • August 20th, Tuesday: We tune up and enjoy our second day of master classes and culture camp with our wonderful teachers. Then in the afternoon head up to the sacred Pu’ u O Mahuka Heiau and then walk up the famous Waimea Canyon to the waterfall learning about the cultural and natural history of this extraordinary place. We can then work on our compositions, have dinner and make more Mele together outside…maybe a fire on the beach!
    • August 21th, Wednesday: We change things up a bit and head to the renowned “Birthing Stones” of Oahu in the morning and hear about their thousand-year old cultural significance. We then head back to town and enjoy lunch, exploring and shopping in Haliewa followed by classes the whole afternoon back at Kai Aka gardens. We will then have time to work on our own music and have private sessions with our teachers. Kalei’s Dad and Mom will then fix us their famous Huli Huli pork and followed by an evening of performances by each of the Ohana members who will share their own original compositions they’ve been working on or other music they especially love.

    • August 22th, Thursday: We make breakfast and a “travel lunch” together, enjoy a final class with our teachers, have a special Hui Ho gathering circle, then head back to Honolulu.

    Note: We are encouraging everyone to touch the roots of old style Hawaiian music and be inspired by the landscape, people and traditions to write your own compositions to share with the group and take home for your loved ones!

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED

    Once you arrive on Oahu you are our guest for this all inclusive 5 days and 4 night event.

    Come touch the roots of old style Hawaiian music and aloha culture while learning to play and compose on your ukulele like never before!

    Included is all:

    – All transportation to, from and around the North Shore.

    – Lodging at the beautiful Ke Ike Beach Bungalows.

    – Healthy, local and artisanal cuisine provided for all meals.

    – All master workshop instruction in music and Hawaiian culture as well as one-on-one time with teachers.

    – Field trips to culturally and biologically significant places and time spent with musicians, dancers and cultural historians.

  • COST

    Cost per person: $1800

    $1800 for 5 days and nights / all inclusive.

    – All transportation to, from and around the North Shore.

    – Lodging at the beautiful Ke Ike Beach Bungalows.

    – Healthy, local and artisanal cuisine provided for all meals.

    – All master workshop instruction in music and Hawaiian culture as well as one-on-one time with teachers.

    – Field trips to culturally and biologically significant places and time spent with musicians, dancers and cultural historians.