Video: Kimo Hussey, Hawaiian ambassador of ukulele, shows NJ how it’s done

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Kimo Hussey came to the New Jersey Uke Fest over the weekend and insisted: “Nothing about ukulele is difficult, if we break it down to basic components.”

After hearing this Hawaiian’s silky smooth stylings, we wanted to break down our ukulele to basic kindling.

Kimo Hussey at the NJ Uke Fest, Aug. 26, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Kimo Hussey at the NJ Uke Fest, Aug. 26, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

No, no, no, we jest!  Kimo’s user-friendly workshops mixed technical tips with frequent reminders that the name of the game is making fun with friends, and making friends with fun.

A ukulele is simply the catalyst.

In concert, Kimo let his fingers do the talking. And the singing. And oh, did they sound sweet. These videos are proof.

Video: Kimo Hussey starts spreading the news:

Kimo Hussey trades his uke for a washtub bass, at the NJ Uke Fest jam session on the Morristown Green, Aug. 27, 2017. Photo by Bill Lescohier
Kimo Hussey trades his uke for a washtub bass, at the NJ Uke Fest jam session on the Morristown Green, Aug. 27, 2017. Photo by Bill Lescohier

He book-ended the Whippany festival with guest appearances on the Morristown Green, strumming with members of the Morristown Uke Jam and festival patrons.

“I’d like to come back to Morristown again,” Kimo said.

Nothing could make us happier. 

Except, maybe, strumming with him on the beach at Waikiki.

Until that day, good friend… Aloha!

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Video: Kimo Hussey kills it, softly

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