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Great Lakes Folk Festival Ukulele Workshop with Lanialoha  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

When: Sunday, August 11, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Room off of the lobby in the East Lansing Marriott
Cost: $25
How to enroll: Go to , a secure site where you can pay in advance. You can also pay at the door. There are limited spaces available so we encourage you to sign up ahead!

... In conjunction with the GREAT LAKES FOLK FESTIVAL (

*There will be an ukulele jam in the Campus and Community Tent at 12:00 on Sunday led by Lanialoha and Ben Hassenger! Stick around!


Workshop opportunity to learn South Pacific island styles of ukulele music from master ukulele artist Carole Lanialoha Lee-Sumberg who will be performing at the 2013 Great Lakes Folk Festival. This workshop learning is coordinated by the Michigan
Traditional Arts Program/Michigan State University Museum in collaboration with the MSU Community Music School.

A fun, challenging workshop in which Lanialoha aims to "empower you to embrace hands-on ukulele exercises that establish a good foundation of basics and provide techniques for a variety of strumming styles."

Her workshop showcases the powerful strums characteristic of South Pacific island cultures, includes clever mnemonic devices
for remembering various strum names, and is infused with culturally enriching stories of kūpuna (elders) and their aloha for traditional music. She also introduces new Hawaiian music of younger generations and, in doing so, hopes to strengthen bridges between the Midwest and Hawai`i.

Hand outs and supplemental materials will be provided.

more information...

Location: Marriott Hotel, room off lobby
Price: $25
Sponsor: Administration
Contact: MSU Community Music School
phone pic 517-355-7661