Grammy Winners from Hawaii to Raise Funds for Japan

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SAN JOSE — Ukulele Source is proud to present Grammy and Hawaii Music Award winning vocalist and actress Tia Carrere and multiple Grammy and Hawaii Music Award winning musician and producer Daniel Ho in a benefit concert for Japanese earthquake/tsunami victims.

The concert will take place on Friday, May 27, at the Akiyama Wellness Center, 110 Jackson St. in San Jose Japantown, two blocks from Ukulele Source. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m.

The two artists will perform songs from their Grammy-winning album “Huana Ke Aloha.” John Berger of Honolulu Pulse said that the album is “Hawaiian in terms of the primary language she’s singing, but Ho has looked to European composers for the melodies. Piano rather than ukulele or acoustic guitar is the primary instrument as he explores the works of Puccini, Schumann, Beethoven, Brahms and several others. The soothing lullabies that result are also suitable for anyone trying to decompress after a stressful day dealing with deadlines or rush-hour gridlock.”

Seating is limited. Carrere and Ho wanted the concert to be on a small scale so that they can be close to their audience.

Tickets are $25 in advance and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or at Ukulele Source, 599 N. 5th St., (408) 998-2640, [email protected]. For more information, visit www.ukulelesource.com.

Carrere and Ho will also appear at a Hawaiian-themed dinner and concert on Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. at Rocketfish Lounge, 1469 18th St., San Francisco. Dinner will be prepared by master chef Kenichi Kawashima. Info: www.rocketfishlounge.com.

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