Kala has been a partner of the New York Uke Fest for several years now. There commitment to the highest quality instruments and materials leads us to recommend them without reservation. They keep in close touch with the ukulele community and are always seeking ways to spread the ukulele message. Their recent development of the Ukulele Circle format for dealers and others to use helps to welcome many new players into the fold. We are proud to be connected with Kala and look forward to another great year of cooperation.
KOALOHA-Once again Pat and Alvin are supporting our Festival with their unique Aloha spirit and fine instruments. Even though they are busy opening a new factory in Thailand, they took the time to wish us well and arrange for a meaningful connection. Even in difficult times, their true nature is generous and warm. Thanks to them and the entire Koaloha family.
Kamaka- Chris Kamaka was set to join us this year, but circumstances in Hawaii prevented it from happening. They send their regrets and promise to make the trek next year. We look forward to getting Kamaka back to the Fest. Meanwhile, they are sending a consolation package to us, which includes a Kamaka baritone!
Mainland Ukes couldn’t make it this year as a vendor, but they sent us a beautiful uke to show and put into worthy hands. We will do our best!