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Songwriter & virtuoso, Taimane, is best known for her fierce and inventive style of playing the ukulele. Her attraction to the four-string island staple began at age 3, and by age 10, she regularly performed in public, busking in Waikiki every Friday night with her father holding down security duties and Waikiki Beach Boys (adults whose home & workplace was the beach) serving as her band. By age 13, Taimane landed a position in Don Ho’s show literally playing in the spotlight every week until Ho’s passing. Fast forward to today, and you have an artist who tours the world and has carved out a unique niche in music –merging a wide-array of genres, from Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns, summoning a seemingly limitless palette of emotions via an instrument previously viewed as restricted.

● Over 10 million video views & 115,000 social media followers

● Taimane's SXSW Quartet: Taimane(uke/vocals)+percussion+guitar+violin

"Taimane rocks the stage with a sensual vibrancy and a white hot talent that captivates and beguiles!” -Pierce Brosnan(aka 007)

“What an amazing artist!” -Kristine Bretall, Dir. of Performing Arts, Sun Valley Center

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Honolulu, HI
Genre: World
Subgenre: Acoustic
Event Type: Showcase