Programme

 

We've co-ordinated workshops and shows that will inspire, nourish, and entertain. Note that workshops require registration.

 
 

Fri


Friday 21 Oct

2:00pm
Arrival

Arrive at Niue International Airport – meet at airport and transfer to accommodation.

3:00pm
Welcome Drinks

At Scenic Matavai Resort hosted by Invivo Wines – Join us for the launch of Niue’s first specially blended wine. Closed event for NiueKulele international artists and visitors.

6:00pm
Official Opening

NiueKulele local musicians welcome you to Niue.

 

 

Sat


Saturday 22 Oct 

6am- 11pm
Mutulau Show Day

Annual show day for the people of Mutalau Village, showcasing the harvests grown throughout the year highlighting the food, cultural performances, games and activities.

10:00am
Uke & Play Workshops

A mixture of finger picking/strumming and Pacific techniques and styles for all levels (beginners and intermediate).
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Workshop Session #1

       Venue 1: Paul Jonson:
Fundamentals of western finger picking patterns, folk, blues, boogie and ragtime

Venue 2: Jody Kamisato featuring Honoka and Azita:
Strum patterns using simple chord progressions, learn to play a beautiful Hawaiian classic

Venue 3: Sani Hekesi:
Learn beginners uke - Niue style

Venue 4: Mac Toomalatai and Ben Vai:
‘Igi Samoa” Fundamentals of Samoan
figure picking

Venue 5: John Wichman, Jarome Pare and Henry Teokotai Tupou:
Cook Islands style for beginner’s uke

12:00pm
Blackboard Concert Sessions

Lunch available for purchase

2:00pm
Ukulele & Play Workshops

Workshop Session #2

Venue 1: Paul Jonson:
Fundamentals of western finger picking patterns, folk, blues, boogie and ragtime

Venue 2: Jody Kamisato featuring Honoka and Azita:
Strum patterns using simple chord progressions, learn to play a beautiful Hawaiian classic

Venue 3: Sani Hekesi
Niue style for beginner’s uke

Venue 4: Mac Toomalatai:
‘Igi Samoa” Fundamentals of Samoan figure picking

Venue 5: John Wichman
Cook Islands style for –beginner’s uke
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From 6:30pm
Dinner

Try one of our local restaurants whilst enjoying a performance from one of our guest artists (this event not included in package price).

Sun


Sunday 23 Oct

Morning
Explore

Take some time to explore our beautiful island

12:00pm
Blackboard Concert Sessions

  Lunch available for purchase

2:00pm
Uke & Play Workshops

Workshop Session #3

Venue 1: Paul Jonson:
Fundamentals of western finger picking patterns, folk, blues, boogie and ragtime

Venue 2: Jody Kamisato featuring Honoka and Azita:
Strum patterns using simple chord progressions, learn to play a beautiful Hawaiian classic

Venue 3: Sani Hekesi:
Niue style for beginner’s uke

Venue 4: Mac Toomalatai:
‘Igi Samoa” Fundamentals of Samoan figure picking

Venue 5: John Wichman:
Cook Islands style for –beginner’s uke

6:00pm
The Night is Yours

Time to relax and enjoy the evening

Mon


Monday 24 Oct

10am - 12pm
Questions & Answers

Venue 1: Artist Panel – Q&A session with Tips, Tools & Techniques from guest artists (facilitated by Paul Jonson)
· Jody Kamisato, Honoka and Azita
·  John Wichman, Henry and Jerome

Venue 2: Artist Panel – Q&A session with Tips, Tools & Techniques from guest artists
· Mac To’omalatai and Ben Vai
· Paul Jonson
·  Sani Hekesi
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12:00pm
Relax & Explore

Time to relax and explore the island.

6:30pm
Gala Dinner & Concert

At Scenic Matavai Resort. Ticket draw for the 'Sing ’n Uke' Resonator Ukulele.

 

All workshop sessions are 60-90 minutes. Maximum of 20 per class.