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Sakuma's love for ukulele, teaching shines bright

By Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 23, 2014

~~<p>The note Roy Sakuma received in December was the most touching he had received in his 40-plus years as a champion of the ukulele: &quot;Aloha, my name is Kailani,&quot; the emailed message began. &quot;My husband, son and I live at South Point on the Big Island of Hawaii. Makanaomakualani is a fearless five-year-old adventurer who has never been afraid to do whatever he wants. And this year, his desire to learn to play the ukulele has really taken hold of him.</p>
<p>&quot;He practices and always tries his best. He has a &lsquo;little arm' just like Nicholas. He has watched (him) on YouTube and he gets so excited &hellip; because he's never seen anyone with an arm like his.</p>
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The note Roy Sakuma received in December was the most touching he had received in his 40-plus years as a champion of the ukulele: "Aloha, my name is Kailani," the emailed message began. "My husband, son and I live at South Point on the Big Island of Hawaii. Makanaomakualani is a fearless five-year-old adventurer who has never been afraid to do whatever he wants. And this year, his desire to learn to play the ukulele has really taken hold of him.

"He practices and always tries his best. He has a ‘little arm' just like Nicholas. He has watched (him) on YouTube and he gets so excited … because he's never seen anyone with an arm like his. Login for more...



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