MoMM@Home: Daniel Ho - The Ukulele!

Air Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 @ 2:00 PM (Pacific)
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  • Description

    The Museum welcomes ukulele virtuoso Daniel Ho for a discussion and look at the ukulele. Daniel will share his career and connection to this unique instrument.

    Daniel Ho is a six-time Grammy Award winner, eleven-time Grammy Award nominee, six-time Taiwanese Golden Melody Award winner, and recipient of multiple Hawaiian Music awards. He is an ‘ukulele virtuoso, slack key guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, singer-songwriter, producer, audio engineer, and record company owner.

    Daniel’s collaborations transcend genres – from Hawaiian Regional Roots, to World Music with Mongolian nomads, to duets with Pepe Romero the maestro of classical guitar, to jazz and rock with Tak Matsumoto of the Japanese supergroup, B’z.

    Always on the move, Daniel is an American Cultural Ambassador, with tours completed to Japan, Thailand, Brunei, and Australia. In infinite pursuit of new musical adventures, he is also the designer of the Romero Creations Tiny Tenor ‘ukulele, and Ohana Bongolele and Shakerlele. His custom-designed six-string ‘ukulele is on exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

    Show Notes


    "Sizzle Reel" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AG7LLEjZPo&feature=emb_logo

    Toccata for Piano and Five Cellos https://youtu.be/I87HfI8Ygfo

    Na Pana Elua (The Two Heartbeats) https://youtu.be/6wJbGxjsoa8

    Pineapple Mango (Hawaiian Ohana) the Musical https://youtu.be/VSO92NRcn4o

    Gray Sparrow's Heartache, which was filmed outside of Hulunbuir, a few miles from the Russian border, is a video from my Mongolian album with the Grasslands Ensemble https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0-rcmy39HU

    Love Is Not Love https://youtu.be/azzlhD2L0Qg 

    Soaring On Dreams is from my rock album with Tak Matsumoto, who is the founder of B'z (they are a mega rock group in Japan that has sold over 90 million albums): https://youtu.be/dlqa6Z2bgB0


    • 'Ukulele Lessons: Daniel's online 'ukulele instruction program with YAMAHA: Musician's Creativity Lab.musicians.online 
    • Social Media:

    Instagram: daniel_ho_creations

    Facebook personal: Daniel Ho

    Facebook band: Daniel Ho Creations

    Twitter: @DanielHo888



    EWP (East West Players) presents Daniel Ho - a special livestream concert and post-show Q&A. Featuring hula and vocals by Kealiʻi Ceballos and Kanani Toji of Hālau Hula Kealiʻi o Nālani, and Randy Drake on drums.

    Founded in 1965, East West Players is committed to raising the visibility of the Asian American experience by presenting inventive world-class theatrical productions, developing artists of color, and providing impactful youth education programs. 

        link: https://eastwestplayers.org/danielho/


    • December 24th (Thu) @ 3:00pm PST (Free)

    The 61st Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration - The Daniel Ho Trio and Hālau Hula Kealiʻi o Nālani will be joined by Tia Carrere, and musical friends – Zendeko Taiko, Chester Ikei, Danna Xue, Dani Joy Herreid, Greg Vail) in a virtual performance of "Colors in Harmony," a new, original composition with a message of unity, inspired by this year's challenges. 

    The 61st Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration is an award-winning holiday tradition that offers Angelenos of all ages the opportunity to experience and honor the dynamic, rich cultures of the County. Enjoy a diverse lineup of artists including many favorites and exciting new performers!

    •   •  Premiering on Thursday, December 24, 2020, from 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.PST on PBS SoCal
    •   •  Live streamingon pbssocal.orgkcet.org and holidaycelebration.org
    •   •  Encore broadcasts on PBS SoCal on Thursday, December 24, 2020, from 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.; on KCET on Friday, December 25, 2020, from noon–3:00 p.m. PST.