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Heart Strings: The Story of the Kamaka 'ukulele

Heart Strings: The Story of the Kamaka 'ukulele

For nearly 100 years, Kamaka and Sons from their tiny shop in Honolulu, have crafted the diminutive instrument that has become the gold standard for 'ukuleles worldwide. This program is a Hawaiian story about age-old values of hard work, fortitude, honesty and creativity from a distinctly Hawaiian point of view. Rooted in such concepts as aloha (unconditional love), malama (to serve and care for) and pono (doing what's right), this film offers insight into this family of businessmen and artists and how they work together to preserve the family tradition of success and artistry. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Program Description: For nearly 100 years, Kamaka and Sons from their tiny shop in Honolulu, have crafted the diminutive instrument that has become the gold standard for 'ukuleles worldwide. This program is a Hawaiian story about age-old values of hard work, fortitude, honesty and creativity from a distinctly Hawaiian point of view. Rooted in such concepts as aloha (unconditional love), malama (to serve and care for) and pono (doing what's right), this film offers insight into this family of businessmen and artists and how they work together to preserve the family tradition of success and artistry.

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