Ohta San – Ukulele Festival Hawaii Legacy Award - lanikai-beach.net

Honolulu, Hawaii 2017. Ukulele Festival Hawaii Legacy Award honors Herb “Ohta San” Ohta for his lifetime contributions over course of his illustrious career. Ohta influenced by Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Eddie Kamae, is credited for elevating the ukulele to a solo instrument of virtuoso status. Ohta San’s diversity and style reflects his lyrical sense and is respected as the height of ukulele artistry. In 1964, “Sushi” became a sensational hit in Hawaii and was later released nationally by Warner Bros. Records. One of the many highlights of his career is “Song for Anna” written expressly for him by famed French composer and conductor Andre Popp who invited him to record with the Paris Symphony Orchestra.
Ukulele Festival Hawaii founders, Roy and Kathy Sakuma, have dedicated their life’s work to preserving interest in ukulele and spreading aloha by bringing bringing laughter, love and hope to the world through the music of the ukulele.

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