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"Pua 'Ōlena" is a self-released Hawaiian album for remembrance of winning awards at the International Ukulele Contest 2019. Hope you like the tender sounds of 'Ukulele and the healing Hawaiian songs. May your heart will be filled with aloha. Vocal&'Ukulele: Naoko Yabushima, Recorded at : Studio Solfa, Mastering Engineer: Takuya Shigemori, Yuki Ashino (Frederick LCC.)
Japanese singer/ukulele player who loves Hawaii. Sings in Honolulu and Sendai. She gained opportunity to learn the traditional hula and ukulele while studying abroad in Hawaii. Having been healed by soothing Hawaiian music after 3.11, she is always with Hawaiian songs and the ukuleles. She was awarded the Second Prize in Solo-open category and the Special Jury Prize at the International Ukulele Contest 2019 in Hawaii by singing "Pua ʻŌlena". She has performed in Hula Ukulele Festival 2019 and Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii 2020. Now she is one of the students of Hawaiian Treasure (Kumu Mele) Ku'uipo Kumukahi. She is relearning Hawaiian original music and preparing for a new album. She hopes the sound of the Hawaiian language will resonate in your heart. May your heart filled with aloha.♡ALOHA♡