The ipu and ukulele are familiar Hawaiian music instruments, but few remember that Hawai’i had a string instrument in ancient times before the ‘ukulele. The ‘ukeke, is the subject of an upcoming talk at Bishop Museum, and HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers this chance to hear the instrument.
Learn more about “ ‘Ukeke, the indigenous stringed instrument of Hawai’i” at the Bishop Museum this Thursday, June 26th, 6pm.
Description from the Bishop Museum:
The History behind the ‘Ūkēkē: The Indigenous Stringed Instrument of Hawai‘i