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Niue tunes up for Ukulele Festival

27 February 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

By Ruci Farrell - ruci.farrell@pmn.co.nz

Hawaiian teenagers Honoka Katayama and Azita Ganjali are set to return to headline Niue's popular Niuekulele Festival this year. 

Honoka Katayama and Azita Ganjali. Photo/ Youtube.

The 2018 ukulele festival will see guest artists jamming alongside local musicians and conducting workshops with students at Niue Primary and High Schools.

It culminates in a dinner gala concert at the Scenic Matavai.

Niue Tourism CEO Felicity Bollen says tickets to the week long event are selling like crazy due to the international artists taking part. 

"We're delighted to be able to host it again this year, our fabulous Hawaiians, Honoka Katayama and Azita Ganjali, accompanied by their teacher Jody Kamisato, are coming here fresh from New York," she says.

"The other international artists are Ryo Montgomery, a blues and flamenco ukulele player. He's played with George Benson and Jake Shimabukuro."

Niuekulele 2018 runs from March 16 to 20. 

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