The ukulele’s Hawaiian birthday!

Today in history: Back on this day in 1879, the Portugese ship SS Ravenscrag arrived in the little island of Hawaii carrying the immigrants Joao Fernandes, Augusto Dias, Jose do Espirito Santo and Manuel Nunes.

Nothing out of the ordinary, except on this occasion, they were carrying with them a little known four stringed instrument, the ukulele. Historically, these men are considered to have introduced the humble ukulele to Hawaii and it’s people!

So there you go, a happy Hawaiian birthday to the mighty ukulele!


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One response to “The ukulele’s Hawaiian birthday!

  1. And what a birthday gift it turned out to be for us… the gift that keeps on giving! 🙂

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