WHERE TO FIND UKES & MUSIC.

Tahitian ukes are a pretty rare instrument so its hard to find places(outside the pacific) where you can buy or listen to them. Below are a few websites where you can purchase ukes and uke music online. You can pick up strings at your local fishing shop. Anything from 10kg-30kg guage line will do the damage, depending on what kind of uke, sound and playing you're into. The best place to see live ukes in action are at traditional arts and culture festivals (see links). Local street markets around the pacific are also good places to find ukes for sale along with plenty of cheap local food, clothes, arts and crafts and free entertainment. Heres just a few - Cook Islands: Punanga Nui markets in Avarua(Rarotonga). Aotearoa(NZ): Avondale, Otara, Mangere and Porirua markets. Tahiti: Papeete market.
(If you know of any other shops/markets/festivals please leave a message and I'll gladly add it to the list).
CD eStore
  • Summertimemusic Best selection of Tahitian and Cook Island ukulele music MP3's and videos
Festivals
Tahitian Ukulele eStores

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thousand thanks's for creating this side.

Its very useful but it was not easy to find ... and before the Ukulele whose sound belongs to the following Video Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYLOIHnTpo4
I have had to consult the Germans ukulele forum, but together we found it last Night out.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Many greetings from Easter Island.
This is my facebook group dedicaded to Tahitian Ukes : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22360809891

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I bought an 8 string tahitian ukulele from a guy called Clinton. I found his ukulele from www.tribaldesignz.co.nz and they are quite unique in design and the sound is amazing. I really love it!

Anonymous said...

can u guys design or like tag a name onto the uke???

Anonymous said...

the body, neck and head are solid wood so you can etch, paint, chisel or mark designs into them. best to leave the sound board alone though!

Anonymous said...

hello,
i am trying to find a copy of a cassett or c.d that i got a hold of back in 1985, the name on the c.d. is "Arutu" that is all it says, i dont know if it was a demo, or full active group. I beleive the music is Hawaiian or Tahitian, can anyone help me get ahold of this, I have loved this tape for the past 25 years, and now it wont work, any info on this, please email me at apique93@yahoo.com
thank you for your help

Anonymous said...

Ive heard "Arutu Te Pahu" but not just "Arutu", is that the artist or album name?

Anonymous said...

Chur thats mean to hear because i was realy considering but wasint sure