Got Uke? Grammy-Winner Daniel Ho Gives Community Ukulele Workshop
Honolulu native, Daniel Ho, is winner of six consecutive Grammy Awards and has a slew of Billboard top-ten albums under his belt. He’s also passionate about sharing an extraordinary knowledge of all things “uke”.
Daniel is stopping by Asia Society Texas Center for a workshop tailor made for amateur musicians (15 years and older) at the beginner* to intermediate level. Please note that seating capacity is limited and advance registration is a must. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted for this special event. Kindly bring your own instrument and music stand.
*For the purposes of this workshop, a beginner is defined as someone with the ability to strum in rhythm while playing these 5 chords in this order: C, Em, F, D7, and G7.
About Daniel Ho
Daniel Ho's simple philosophy of presenting music with sincerity and artistry has resulted in six consecutive Grammy Awards, number-one albums on national airplay charts, and top-ten albums on Billboard. In 2010, his solo 'ukulele CD, Polani (Pure), was the first 'ukulele album in music history to receive a Grammy nomination. On piano the following year, he received a nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album for his CD, E Kahe Malie (Flowing Gently). Most recently, in 2012, Daniel’s album On A Gentle Island Breeze was nominated for a Grammy in the World Music category.
A Honolulu native, Daniel started music lessons at an early age and spent his teenage years orchestrating big band arrangements. At the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles, he excelled in composition and film scoring. Later, we went on to become the leader and keyboardist of the acclaimed '90s contemporary jazz band, Kilauea.
Daniel performs original songs in English and Hawaiian that feature his versatility on 'ukulele, slack key guitar, and piano. Notable credits include singing Prince's “Nothing Compares 2 U” in Hawaiian for the feature film Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), and his widely covered `ukulele instrumental anthem, “Pineapple Mango.” As an independent record company owner, he pursues excellence in composition, performance, audio engineering, and production. Ever the innovator, Daniel's custom six-string KoAloha 'ukulele, the D-VI, is currently on exhibit at The Grammy Museum.
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