Well… after rescheduling this event a week later than first announced, we had a good-sized group of attendees all up for some fun after a big wet rainy season. And what fun we had!
Two sets of hapa-haole tunes from Aloha Baby with the graceful dancers from Gold Coast Hula Dance School Na Pua O Australia. My personal highlight was watching the entire audience up and dancing a hula to The Hukilau Song. Thanks to all who came, strummed along and joined in the spirit of Aloha.
This night was quite a production, augmented with grace and beauty by Hula Tomoka, Yuri and Kanami from the Gold Coast School of Hula Dance. These beautiful Hula Dancers are true joy to behold, breath taking! Aloha Baby – Stu, Paul Agar and Rod Coe provided the bulk of the music including some lush instrumentals. Jason Caspen provided the beat with Miss Amber leading a few tunes as well. The highlight was the Hula dance lesson with a line up of dancers having a great time. Also the best dressed was a lot of fun with the youngest male in the room scooping the Kahuna Massage for dad and Dorothy taking home the ladies prize for her colourful outfit.
Unbelievably, Bede Cooney won the poster… it’s a running gag that Bede wins all the time… he does! The evening was streamed live on Facebook. Unfortunately there was a little hitch in posting to the Uke Mullum Facebook page, so apologies to those who tuned in. A work around was quickly put in place and the 2nd set was live. Thanks to Samb from Bay Stream who did and amazing job and thanks to those of you who tuned in. Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2
Also big thanks to Luis for sound and lights, he went many extra yards to make the show look great. Big Thanks also for Sista Mary who to care of the door.
It was lovely to see some familiar faces returning to Uke Night and great to see some folk from Yamba, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.