The Festival was founded by the late "uncles" Hollis Baker and John Ogao, known musicians from the
San Francisco Bay Area's Polynesian Community. These "uncles" organized the first Festival in March 1994 (during their retirement years) with
help from a few family members, friends & students from
Hollis' 'ukulele class.
They shared a vision for this festival.
Their legacy lives on through our mission statement:
"To promote and perpetuate the playing of 'ukulele music and culture
by bringing all ages and levels together to share 'ukulele talent.
To provide a kani ka pila (play music) environment as an inspiration
to our youth
with the hope that they will keep the traditions and music of our heritage alive.
To provide a venue touched by the Spirit of Aloha for all persons to enjoy."
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