Category Archives: Press Releases

ʻUKULELE VIRTUOSO CRAIG CHEE JOINS THE KANILEʻA ʻUKULELE TEAM

KĀNEʻOHE, HAWAIʻI – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele welcomes Craig Chee, a powerhouse ʻukulele player and social media influencer to its marketing team. Craig brings years of experience as a recorded artist, instructor, photographer, videographer and world traveler to Hawaiʻi’s most innovative ʻukulele company. “Craig is…

Kanileʻa ʻUkulele Grand Opening At Windward Mall

KĀNEʻOHE, HAWAIʻI – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele, will be opening its new retail store in Windward Mall this Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 11 am to 6 pm. The event will include a live performance from the award-winning group Kapena along with a grand prize ʻukulele package giveaway. Located on the second level near Macy’s, the Kanileʻa […]

The United Nations Recognizes Kanile`a `Ukulele

Joe Souza on the UN's "Lid is On" podcast series

KĀNEʻOHE, HAWAIʻI – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele, Hawaiʻi’s premier ʻukulele company, is featured in the latest United Nations “Lid is On” podcast series. Reporter and podcast host Daniel Dickinson interviewed master luthier and company co-owner Joe Souza for an in-depth look at a small business that operates daily to prove “sustainability and profitability can co-exist.” “Planting a […]

PLAY NOW, PAY LATER: KANILEʻA ʻUKULELE PARTNERS WITH AFFIRM, INC.

KĀNEʻOHE, HAWAIʻI – Kanileʻa ʻUkulele, Hawaiʻi’s premier ʻukulele company, is excited to partner with Affirm, Inc. to provide online customers the ability to play now, pay later. By using the new, easy monthly payment program now at the kanileaukulele.com checkout, any  ʻukulele player can have the handcrafted playable masterpiece of their dreams without the wait. […]

Kanile`a Factory Tours Suspended for Health and Safety Reasons

Factory Tours suspended 'til further notice

Kanileʻa ʻUkulele factory tours are suspended until further notice. The retail store on Kahuhipa Street in Kāneʻohe will also be closed. This decision was made for the health and safety of our visitors and our employees.

Kaimana Souza: Director of Sales & Marketing

Kanile`a `Ukulele is proud to announce Kaimana Souza as the new Director of Sales & Marketing. This change in leadership is effective now. Kaimana Souza can be reached at (808) 234-2868 or Kaimana@kanileaukulele.com.

REFOREST HAWAIʻI RECOGNIZED BY THE HISTORIC HAWAIʻI FOUNDATION

Reforest Hawaiʻi and “Nani ʻEkolu” to be recognized at the Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation’s 2019 Preservation Honor Awards on May 31, 2019 at the YWCA Laniākea’s Fuller Hall in Downtown Honolulu.

KANILEʻA ʻUKULELE REPRESENTS HAWAIʻI IN PORTUGAL FESTIVAL HONORING THE ʻUKULELE

Kanileʻa ʻUkulele is honored to represent Hawaiʻi in Madeira, Portugal at the Xarabanda Musical and Cultural Association’s Festival, honoring 140 years since the creation of the `ukulele based on the madeiran braguinha

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