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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.


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 […]


KĀNE`OHE, HAWAI`I – A 20 year milestone for Kanile`a `Ukulele is celebrated in this exquisite instrument designed by company co-owner and master luthier Joe Souza. Starting with a 5A Master Grade curly koa solid body and contrasting koa binding, elements of the number 20 can be seen: with emerald green leaves in the rosette, 20 […]

Kanile`a Cares: 5th annual Shriners Hospital for Children Honolulu Snow Day

(December 8, 2017) `Ukulele jam sessions are amazing, but they take on a whole new meaning when it’s for a great cause. Mahalo to Bryan Tolentino for inviting Hawaii’s top `ukulele players to gather and play for the young patients of Shriners Hospital for Children Honolulu. Many of these children, who come from all parts […]

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