Interview with Andrew Molina: Sharing Hawaiian music with the world
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Interview with Andrew Molina: Sharing Hawaiian music with the world

The sound of the ukulele is a part of Hawaiian culture. It was introduced to the islands in 1879 and has been used ever since. The instrument started became popular with mainlanders in 1989 when Hawaii was annexed by the United States. In the early 1900s, tourism to Hawaii started becoming more common, and some…

SparkleDammit’s Release of Gods of Violence

SparkleDammit’s Release of Gods of Violence

Michelle Lubbe, professionally known as SparkleDammit, is a South African musician, singer, and songwriter. She started performing at a young age and her music incorporates various styles including dream pop, synth-pop, art pop, ethereal, electronic, experimental pop and industrial. SparkleDammit released their first song called Gods of Violence, and it’s awesome! I first learned about…

Little Boxes Ukulele Chords by Malvina Reynolds (Weeds Theme Song)

Little Boxes Ukulele Chords by Malvina Reynolds (Weeds Theme Song)

The song Little Boxes is about the development of suburbia and how it affects culture. In 1962, Malvina Reynolds wrote this song as a critique of the way that people were being forced to conform to a cookie cutter way of living. The lyrics mention “little boxes on the hillside” which refer to new houses…

“The Noon Hour” by National Diet is Breaking New Ground
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“The Noon Hour” by National Diet is Breaking New Ground

National Diet is a prog rock band from Portland, Oregon. The band is composed of Jake Rose (Rainbow Face) and Connor Reilly (Mercury Tree, Rainbow Face, Nick Prol, LiquidLight). National Diet’s music style can be described as a combination of experimental, progressive, and math rock, with some structured parts and some experimental parts. I’m excited…

Ukulele Group Listing for Portland OR
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Ukulele Group Listing for Portland OR

Here is a ukulele group listing for Portland OR. Because of COVID, it is best to check with each group individually for whether they are meeting in-person or virtually. M.C. Jammers: Email Clair at ishiismith@gmail.com Portland Ukulele Wednesdays: Portland Ukulele Wednesdays – Join Portland’s all age + all level weekly uke social Tigard Ukulele Group:…