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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, July 29, 2006

'Ukulele festival's cast of hundreds tunes up

 •  Fun on the farm

Advertiser Staff

Keoki Yamamoto, 6, and Tehya Almeida, 5, rehearse for the 'ukulele festival at Kapi'olani Park bandstand tomorrow.

REBECCA BREYER | The Honolulu Advertiser

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Fingers will fly at tomorrow's Starbucks 'Ukulele Festival at Kapi'olani Park bandstand. There are so many performers, the originally scheduled start time of 10 a.m. has been pushed up half an hour, so now the festival hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Performers include Herb "Ohta-San" Ohta, Holunape, Herb Ohta Jr., Bryan Tolentino, Manoa DNA, Danny Kaleikini, James Hill (from Canada), Brittni Paiva and Yuji Igarashi and Yasuhiko Ariga (both from Japan). Oh, and don't forget to cheer on Roy Sakuma's 800-member 'ukulele band of mostly youngsters. Other attractions include an 'ukulele display, food booths and Starbucks drinks.

Admission is free. And there's a free shuttle from and to Kapi'olani Community College from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 732-3739, www.roysakuma.net/ukulelefestival/index.htm.