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Laurel and Hardy Slapstick-ulele

By Greg Olwell With the ukulele’s popularity still soaring during the world’s first wave of ukulele love, it’s no surprise that one of the all-time great comedy duos used a uke in one of its famous slapstick romps. For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we wanted to share this clip from the 1933 Laurel & Hardy […]

The History of the Hawaiian Ukulele with Master Luthier Joe Souza of Kanile’a Ukulele at Habilitat

The History of the Hawaiian Ukulele with Master Luthier Joe Souza of Kanile’a Ukulele at Habilitat. The ‘Ukulele (pronounced “oo-koo-le-le”) was introduced by Portuguese immigrants who migrated to Hawai’i. They were looking for new lives, but even more so, work. The braguinha, or “machete de braga” as my ninety-five year old Portuguese Grandmother calls it, […]