Hong Kong Ukulele Festival 2014
Date: 27 September 2014
Place: Central Harbourfront
**Free Entry **
Our aim is to bring joy and happiness to people and let them enjoy music and get to know the Hawaiian culture.
Events of the day 當天活動
Awesome ukulele artists from China, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, HK， …. performing live on the stage
Workshops and Show Case
Ukulele 快樂手作展 Happy Handmade Ukulele Exhibition
20 Hong Kong creators show their creativity by using ukulele as canvas, make wonderful art pieces
Ukulele 新手工作坊 Ukulele Beginner Workshop
Instructors who have passion and well experience will teach you basic ukulele skills
Hawaii 文化之旅 Hawaii Cultural Journey
Through photos, words and people who know Hawaii well, you can learn Hawaii’s culture
Paper Ukulele Workshop
Showing personal creativity, you can make your unique paper ukulele
奇趣ukulele 攝影區 Funny Ukulele Photography Area
With Victoria Harbour, Ukulele, well designed scenery, you can take funny photos here
Ryo Natoyama 名渡山遼- Japan
No.1 talent among the young ukulele player in Japan.21 years old, now study in Art section of Japan University.He started to play ukulele by himself since he got it as a present from family when in primary 6. When in 14,he was invited as a open guest for the stage of Bruce Shimabukuro, Jodi Kamisato. He was named as 「Ukulele 天才少年」which boardcast on TV.
日本第一年輕ukulele表演者。21歲，現於日本大學主修美術。小學6年級時，父母送他一支ukulele，之後他便開始自學ukulele。14歲時，他被 Bruce Shimabukuro, Jodi Kamisato邀請為音樂會表演嘉賓。他被電視台節目稱為「ukulele天才少年」。
- 2010,he played for Japan Tour of Jake Shimabukuro,and performed at 「Ukulele Super Jam 」
- 2010年，他被Jake Shimabukuro邀請做日本站表演嘉賓賽「Ukulele Super Jam」。
- in 2011.At same year,he produced mini LP「Way 2 go 」and released a cover version CD.
- 2012,he released 1st full CD「For You」.
- In his age around 20,he was already a tutor for ukulele workshop and performed in Hawaiian Live n cafe events.
- He set up an ukulele community 「The Ukulele Infinity」with a friend of player
Ms.Yuki Sato and released new songs.
- In 2013,2nd LP 「Wonderland 」released.
- Step up of songs creative technique brought him a good reaction from fans.
Afterward,he joined several CD projects as studio live DVD 「Live Lab 」ukulele teaching DVD 「play songs of Doraemon by ukulele 」.
Combination CD 「MAHALO !ukulelel funky monster babies 」and 「Ukulele The wind of Jibuli （吉卜力）」.
- In July of 2014,LP 「Rainbow 」has been released,varies invitation from oversea,events 「Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii 」「Ukulele Festival」in England (June)and Australia (July),ukulele performance in Thailand(Nov) etc.
- Also ,he is an ukulele builder as all his favourite ukulele was made by himself .
Lang Lang 浪浪- Taiwan
Teacher Lang is the most famous ukulele teacher and performer in Taiwan. He first met ukulele when he was ten. In 2004, he immersed in promoting and performing ukulele. In 2007, he launched the first ukulele shop which teach and promote ukulele in south's Taiwan. From2004 to2014,he was invited to be the guest for over 100 shows such as wedding, supermarket, music party, tv show, etc.
Yinan Jia 楊政- China
He plays guitar since fourteen and learned from Chinese famous guitarist Jing Li, Musicman Feng Wang's guitarist Yinan Jia,Chinese godfather of rock Jian Cui and Bass Player Yue Liu, Chinses famous professor of jazz Heishan Zhai in 2010~2014. Enclosed is a photo of Yang and Professor Zhai. He's also make preparation for further musical education in Berklee College of Music.
He meets ukulele in November 2013 and quickly become an well-known player within Chinese ukulele circles. His original ukulele songs and creations mentioned below are very popular hits(exceeds 100,0000 times) of ukulele category on the biggest Chinese video sharing website.
他自14歲開始學習結他。中國著名結他手Jing Li，音樂人汪𡶶的結他手Yinan Jia，中國搖滾教父崔健，低音結他手Yue Liu和中國著名爵士教授Heishan Zhai 也是他在結他路上的學習對象。現在附上Yang和Zhai教授的相片。他現正在準備即將在伯利音樂學院進行的音樂教授班。
Steven Law 羅翔 - Hong Kong
Steven is one of the top young guitarists in Hong Kong. His guitar journey began from 2004, and in two years, he quickly distinguished himself from others with amazing talent. He won five school competitions from 2005 to 2008.
After years of practice and hard work, Steven won the second price in the “9th National Guitar Competition”, and became the first Hong Kong guitarist who stepped on the podium. He was interviewed by the RTHK 3, RTHK4, TVB ,ATV and Zhuhai Radio for exclusive interviews because of his accomplishments.
In recent year, he starts to play and arrange music on ukulele. Now Steven is one of the most popular ukulele channels in Hong Kong.
KEITH LIU廖偉權 - Hong Kong
- Played ukulele since1978, keep his passion until now, people call him godfather of ukulele
- Royal Academy of Music, Certification of Classical Guitar
- Participated in many music gathering and formed music band. In recent years, he participated in Hong Kong country road band, Silver Strand Music Festival and UkeTogether music concert in Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
- Worked as a full time music tutor
- Interviewed by TVB, Now TV and Apple Daily due to his professional ukulele and singing skills
- 憑著其超水準彈奏技巧及唱歌實力備受觸目，曾接受TVB,NOW TV及蘋果日報之訪問
Ezio Cheung 張智峰 - Hong Kong
- Young and enthusiastic musician, tomorrow’s star of ukulele in Hong Kong
- Performing Arts Manager in Hong Kong Ukulele Association
- Participated in many concerts such as The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, UkeTogether Concert, Idream Concert
- Invited as a open guest for the stage of Master of Ukulele, Daniel Ho, who won the Grammy Awards sixth times
- Interview by TVB, Now TV, Next Magazine and Apple Daily
- Worked at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Hong Kong Institute of Education and many primary and secondary schools
- 曾於六次格林美獎得主夏威夷ukulele大師Daniel Ho演奏會，作表演嘉賓
- 曾接受TVB,NOW TV,一週刊及蘋果日報之訪問