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The inner workings of Kanile`a `Ukulele: meet the Kanile`a Krew, hear the latest on R&D, new techniques, check us out at shows and events around the world…and more!

Joe on the Go: Ukulele Underground Retreat on Kauaʻi

Joe on the Go: Kanileʻa ʻUkulele’s master luthier and company co-owner Joe Souza jumped in on an impromptu performance of the late Reverend Dennis Kamakahi’s classic “Wahine ʻIlikea.” This moment took place at Ukulele Underground’s (UU’s) first ever retreat on the island of Kauaʻi in February 2020. Mahalo to UU’s Aldrine Guerrero and special guest […]

Kanileʻa in the Community: ʻUkulele Club of Hawaiʻi

KĀNEʻOHE – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele is proud to support community events that support ʻukulele players in the community and worldwide. ʻUkulele Club of Hawaiʻi (UCH) Since 2006, Kanileʻa ʻUkulele owners Joe & Kristen Souza along with Bruddah Sam (Vaihi) and Lina Girl (Hawaiian 105 KINE-FM Radio) have hosted a community gathering of like-minded ʻukulele players in […]

Kanileʻa ʻUkulele Sponsors the International ʻUkulele Contest & Hula Show

KĀNEʻOHE – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele is proud to sponsor the International ʻUkulele Contest & Hula Show offering up over $8,000 in prizes. See amateur players of all ages from around the world compete for top prizes at the Waikīkī International Marketplace main stage on Saturday, February 15, 2020 starting at 10:30 a.m.   Kanileʻa ʻUkulele will […]

10K GIVEAWAY

You helped us hit 10,000 followers on Instagram so we’re giving you a chance to win a sweet prize that includes a gorgeous Kanileʻa K-3 Concert Premium ʻukulele! Enter to win by October 31. We pull one lucky winner the next day on November 1, 2019. Good luck and mahalo!

Living Legend Willie K is Saving Hawaiʻi’s Forests with Every Strum

On June 14, 2019, award-winning singer/songwriter Willie K acquired a Kanileʻa one-of-a-kind ʻukulele called the ʻIʻiwi Honi Koa to raise awareness of the plight of the native Hawaiian species of flora and fauna and to raise funds for Saving Hawai`i’s Forests, a 501 (c) 3 organization.

A KANILE`A 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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 […]

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