February 18th and 19th 2023 will see the resurgence of India and Goa’s first and only ukulele festival. Yes! The Mahalo Ukulele Festival is back with a bang and raring to make a huge impact, especially in these post-COVID days, when people are still in a morose state of mind, mourning the loss of all the pandemic has taken from us.
The first edition of the Mahalo Ukulele Festival took place in 2019.
It was launched to fill in the space that founder Christina discovered when researching ukulele festivals in India to satisfy her son’s enthusiasm to participate in a ukulele festival in Hawaii.
A seed that began growing with the desire to learn to play the guitar, and evolved into learning how to play the ukulele, has now become a massive affair with international musicians like Neptune Chapotin, the founder of the World Mouth Harp Festival in Arambol.
Chapotin also holds the title of World Virtuoso earned at the 7th International Mouth Harp Congress in Yakutia, Siberia. He will be teaching the mouth harp and performing at the festival.
Co-founders Anirban Halder, who has a rock band called Electric Pulse, and Luv Mahtani, a ukulele teacher from Pune, will be performing at the festival.
Both have been powerful driving forces along with Christina Fernandes in putting the entire festival together.
The festival will have workshops such as Yogalele, Indian Contemporary Dance, Cookie Tin Ukulele Building, Rangoli Art, Song Writing, Fundamental Mouth Harp and more.
Some of the workshops are free, while others cost Rs 500 or Rs 300 per person. Please check the workshop pricing at www.goaukulelefestival.org.
The festival will be held at Saraya Ecostay, House No 64, Chogm Road, Sangolda, Goa. Tickets are priced at Rs 250 on the 18th and Rs 300 on the 19th. A day pass will cost Rs 500.
For more information, please contact Christina Fernandes at +971 (0)50 246 0101 (Whatsapp) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE: Saraya Ecostay, House No 64, Chogm Road, Sangolda, Goa
WHEN: February 18th and 19th 2023
TICKETS: Rs 250 on Feb 18th, Rs 300 on Feb 19th, or a day pass for both days will cost Rs 500
CONTACT: Christina Fernandes at +971 (0)50 246 0101 (Whatsapp) or email email@example.com