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2014 Cairns Ukulele Festival

Clockwise from bottom left (photo by Craig Chee): Yuki Niino, Daniel Ho, Gaby Thomasz, Ukulele Bartt, Craig Chee, Thom Jackson, Satoshi Gogo, Giles Smith, Tomoki Sato, Ryo Natoyama, Abe

Abe just returned from performing at the 2014 Cairns Ukulele Festival. This was his first time in Australia and had an amazing time playing music, making new friends, and having way too much fun. Even though he was here as an ukulele performer, Abe stepped in at the last minute to back up Grammy Award winning artist Daniel Ho on the drums (Daniel also played bass on Abe's set). It was a weekend full of performances, workshops, a Guinness Book of World Records attempt, and kebabs. Special thanks to Ko'olau Ukuleles, Kaminari Cables, and to Gaby Thomasz for inviting Abe to be a part of this years festival.