The Ukulele is so rooted in Hawaiian history and naturally plays a HUGE role in The Tiki Terrace. Where did it come from? Is it a guitar? What’s up with the name?
So check it out. The Ukulele goes all the way back to the 19th century. The Portuguese immigrants played an instrument called the machete and the ukulele is the Hawaiian adaptation of that instrument.
The work literally means “jumping flea” because when played skillfully, finger tips dance on the strings like…well…dancing fleas. The pronunciation is as follows… oo-koo-le-le. Want to upset many a Hawaiian? Go ahead, say it like you mean it…yook-a-lay-lay. The big error in saying this is the first letter “y”. Say it without the “y” and your half way there!
This instrument can be played by guitar players keeping in mind that this four stringed instrument is the bottom four strings of a guitar-
The Tiki Terrace always has Island music playing in the background for all tourists dining and feasting on local food. It sets the mood and really relaxes one’s mind and body! Our stage has graced many of the world’s finest ukulele players and groups such as Jake Shimabukuro, Hapa, Raiatea Helm, Stephen Espaniola, Kimo Hussey, Aiden James, Abe Lagrimas Jr. just to name a few! Weather you want to hear some great quality ukulele music of some soothing lad back Island tunes, The Tiki Terrace transports you through all the sounds of the Islands!