The preliminary ballot is out for the 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards and we’re pretty stoked at how awesome our Kanileʻa Family of Artists are doing. There are Kanileʻa artists in 16 categories!! Now, while this is just the preliminaries, we still want to wish good luck to all who submitted their musical work for […]
KĀNE`OHE, HAWAI`I – Building world-class `ukulele is their business and reforesting Hawai`i is their passion. Look for Kanile`a `Ukulele founders and co-owners Joe and Kristen Souza in the latest edition of Ke Ola, Hawai`i Island’s Community magazine.
Kāne`ohe, Hawai`i – Islander `Ukulele, the affordable line of instruments designed by Kanile`a `Ukulele, will now be distributed by EMD Music effective immediately. EMD Music takes over distribution in the USA and Canada with market expansion into western Europe. Kanile`a `Ukulele founder and co-owner Kristen Souza said “We are very excited to be working with […]
KĀNE`OHE, HAWAI`I – The Ola Ka `Āina CD project is comprised of 13 original compositions gifted by award-winning artists for the purpose of restoring Hawai`i’s native forests. Never before heard music by Willie K., Kapena, Ben & Maila, Kenneth Makuakāne and more can be found on this full-length album. All proceeds from album sales will […]
October 12, 2018 | It was a night of a thousand strums as Kanile`a artists, family, friends and fans gathered to celebrate our 20th anniversary with us at the historic Hawai`i Theatre on September 9, 2018. Even a month later, we are still humming the songs we heard, marveling at the dances we saw and […]
This year, Kanile`a `Ukulele will celebrate 20 years of making professional-grade, Hawaiian `ukuleles. Each `ukulele is finely handcrafted with beautiful woods and intricate detail to create a Hawaiian masterpiece filled with warm tones and gorgeous finishes. Kanile`a `Ukulele is the only `Ukulele company actively reforesting Koa forests. Last year, we planted 5,000 Koa trees. This year, we are on track for […]