The World Music Center (WMC) at UCLA is launching a new virtual event series, Musics from Around the World: Southern California Composers in Concert, spotlighting contemporary global music makers throughout the region. Our third concert in the series features Grammy Award winner Daniel Ho.
Daniel Ho is a six-time Grammy Award winner, eleven-time Grammy Award nominee, six-time Taiwanese Golden Melody Award winner, and recipient of multiple Hawaiian Music awards. He is an ‘ukulele virtuoso, slack key guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, singer-songwriter, producer, audio engineer, and record company owner.
Daniel’s collaborations transcend genres – from Hawaiian Regional Roots, to World Music with Taiwanese aboriginals and Mongolian nomads, to duets with Pepe Romero the maestro of classical guitar, to jazz and rock with Tak Matsumoto of the Japanese supergroup B’z.
As an artist and clinician, Daniel performs throughout the US and internationally. In infinite pursuit of new musical adventures, he is the designer of the Romero Creations Tiny Tenor ‘ukulele, and the Ohana Bongolele and Shakerlele. His custom-designed six-string ‘ukulele is on exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. His most recent foray into performance includes acting and singing in the semi-autobiographical musical "Pineapple Mango." A productive outcome from the pandemic: Daniel’s newfound passion for filming and video editing has added a new dimension to his artistry.
Musics from Around the World: Southern California Composers in Concert is part of the yearlong celebration of the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive's 60th anniversary. Established in 1961, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is a world-renowned research archive dedicated to the study of musical traditions from around the globe.
Co-presented by the UCLA Library, Musics from Around the World: Southern California Composers in Concert is and funded by the UCLA Library's Hugo and Christine Davise Fund for Contemporary Music; the fund is administered by the UCLA Music Library to support contemporary music in any genre.