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Kamaka Ukuleles in the News


Three generations of Kamaka featured in Bank of Hawaii - Spirit of Hawaii commercial.

July 25, 2012

Skyler Kamaka (Kamaka granddaughter) crowned Miss Hawaii 2012

June 10, 2012

Sam Kamaka Jr. and Fred Kamaka Sr., of the Kamaka Ukulele ‘ohana, will be inducted to the Ukulele Hall of Fame

June 5th, 2012

Here's an awesome video from the Charleston, South Carolina online paper, Charleston City Paper interviewing Jake Shimabukuro talking about his custom Kamaka ukulele
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to the article.

June 4th, 2012

Ukulele fans may want to add these places to their "bucket list" of places to visit. We would like to thank the San Francisco Chronicle for putting Kamaka Ukulele as their #1 destination.

April 20, 2012

Heart Strings: The Story of the Kamaka 'Ukulele now online


Abrigo 'Ohana and Kamaka Ukulele 'Ohana

October 13, 2011

Kina Grannis' Fans Go Above and Beyond to Replace the Singer's Stolen Heirloom -- Exclusive Video

September 13, 2011

You, me and a uke makes three

August 31, 2011

Hawaiian Ukulele Goes Mainstream

August 2011

Casey Kamaka: An Ukulele Crusader

July 22, 2011

Best Ukulele

July 21, 2011

Festival showcases the humble ukulele's international appeal

July 15, 2011

Even more "righteous" ukulele from Eddie Vedder

July 12, 2011

Touring the Kamaka Ukulele Factory

Jule 10, 2011

Meet ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro

Jule 7, 2011

Vedder takes a ukulele holiday from Pearl Jam

June 29, 2011

Rock's nice guy gives it a little bit of pluck

June 27, 2011

Small strings spark big craze

June 26, 2011

Eddie Vedder's Ukulele Adds 17-Thousand to Rail Trail Project

June 15, 2011

Eddie Vedder's Ukulele Raises Money for Ferry County Trails

June 13, 2011

Eddie Vedder's 'immediate gratification': A Martin ukulele

May 29, 2011

Kamaka Ukulele Factory

May 7, 2011

Kamaka Ukulele factory hits all the right notes

April 17, 2011

Four-string success story

April 10, 2011

Oahu suggestions - a lot of fun and a little different

March 24, 2011

Going Strong: Kamaka Ukulele

February 17, 2011

The "Glee" Cast Ends Season with Island Favorite

June 9, 2010

Hawaii's Backyard: In Tune with Tradition

January 30, 2010 — Honolulu Star Bulletin

Hawaii's oldest ukulele factory offers free tours

June 30, 2009 — Los Angeles Times

Snapshots - Doing Business For 50 Years or Longer

October 25, 2009 — Honolulu Star Bulletin

Ukulele remain hot sell despite down economy

July 29, 2009 — Honolulu Advertiser

Modest 'ukulele made a big impact on stars' lives

July 29, 2009 — Honolulu Advertiser

Ukuleles have gone viral

July 25, 2009 — Los Angeles Times

"Jake Shimabukuro"

Ukulele Player issue 4

Those Four Irresistible Strings by Allen Salkin

August 10, 2008 — The New York Times

Socastee musician adds his touch to Obama gift

January 19, 2009 — The Sun News

High school senior wins ukulele contest

September 24, 2008 — Honolulu Star Bulletin

Da Kine:  PBS to air feature on Kamaka ukuleles

September 16, 2008 — Honolulu Star Bulletin

3rd Annual Ukulele Contest at Aloha Tower Marketplace

August 28, 2008 — KGMB9 Sunrise

Windy City Uke Fest: August 2008

August 10, 2008 — Ukulele Tonya

Store now offers Kamaka ukuleles

August 9, 2008 — Guam Pacific Daily News

JB's Ukulele Hut now selling Kamaka gear

August 9, 2008 — KUAM News

Aloha Tower Marketplace Presents its Third Annual Ukulele Contest

July 2008 — First Friday Hawaii

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro plays Chicago

May 09, 2008 — Hawaii Magazine

The Kamaka Ukulele Factory Tour

May 2008 — WUOL 90.5FM

Ukulele god:  Jake Shimabukuro doesn't gently strum the classic Hawaiian instrument

April 8, 2008 — Houston Chronicle

Roy Sakuma and the Waikoloa Ukulele Festival

February 27, 2008 — KGMB9 Sunrise

My Visit to the Kamaka Ukulele Factory

December 28, 2007 — Hawaii Travel Newsletter

Tj's Love and Chris' Heart

August 25, 2007 — KHON2 Morning News

Oahu ukulele festival aims at world record

July 23, 2007 — Honolulu Advertiser

Carrying on the Kamaka legacy

August 27, 2006 — Honolulu Advertiser

PBS's Antiques Roadshow Discovers Hawaii's Hidden Treasures

August 25, 2006 — KHNL News 8

Jake Shimabukuro Interview

August 3, 2006 — Modern Guitars Magazine

The 'Ukulele" Around Hawaii

May 1, 2006 — Around Hawaii

Sam Kamaka Jr.

April 26, 2006 — MidWeek

How I Learned to Play the 'Ukulele

November/December 2005 — Spirit of Aloha Magazine

Ukuleles in Honolulu

May 29, 2005 — The New York Times

Ukulele business has found path to success

"Patience is a virtue" for 90 years at Kamaka Hawaii.

February 27, 2006 -- KHON2

Ukulele shop grew into historic status

Why the Hawaii Visitors Bureau put its warrior sign in front of the Kamaka factory in 1960.

July 17, 2005 -- Star Bulletin

Hawaii Unplugged

"Forget Tiny Tim. Think Jim Hendrix. Neo-traditionalists and young upstart players are uke-ing it out."

September 2004 -- enRoute Magazine

The Kamaka Story

Reyn Spooner collaborates with Kamaka Hawaii to create their newest wearable art design.

May 2005 -- Reyns

"Wildest Show" will continue

The Honolulu Zoo continues its summertime twilight concert series with new sponsorship. The August 3, 2005 show features comedian Frank DeLima and a Kamaka ukulele giveaway.

May 30, 2005 -- Honolulu Advertiser

Ukuleles in Honolulu

A New York Times travel writer takes a trip back in time at the Kamaka Hawaii factory in Honolulu.

May 29, 2005 -- New York Times

Island Mele - Review: "Ka 'Ukulele Lele" by Bryan Tolentino

Contemporary Hawaiian Music showcasing Bryan's artistry on his Kamaka 8-string. New album available at Kamaka Hawaii, Inc. and local record stores.

May 21, 2005 -- Star Bulletin

Ho'okena: 'Cool' with the moonlighting

"Cool Elevation" by Ho'okena is nominated for a Grammy Award.

February 9, 2005 -- Honolulu Advertiser

On the Scene

Hoku Zuttermeister, Bryan Tolentino and Chris Kamaka perform at Reyn's Ala Moana to introduce a new Reyn Spooner shirt honoring the history of Kamaka ukuleles, and to promote Tolentino's new album, "Ukulele Lele."

Monday, May 16, 2005 -- Star Bulletin

Children's charity gets gift of 125 ukuleles

The Ukulele Guild donates 125 new ukes to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu and will provide free lessons as well. Kamaka Hawaii is one of the sponsors.

Sunday, November 7, 2004 -- Star Bulletin

Ukulele revolution

The ukulele is more popular than ever, with "a new high-energy breed of players more likely to pound than pluck." Insights from Casey Kamaka and others.

July 8, 2002 -- Star Bulletin

Lucky You Live Hawaii: Kamaka Ukulele Factory

KHNL-8 tours the factory.

January 22, 2002 -- KHNL

Ukulele luthier Kamaka honored

Samuel Kamaka Sr. is inducted into the Ukulele Hall of Fame

April 12, 2000 -- Star Bulletin

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