Six-time GRAMMY Winning ‘Ukulele Virtuoso, Daniel Ho, Performs for Archive’s 60th Anniversary

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Daniel Ho
Daniel Ho

Daniel Ho, 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 will present a virtual concert of his compositions as the third installment of the Musics from Around the World: Southern California Composers in Concert series, part of UCLA World Music Center‘s yearlong celebration of the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive‘s 60th anniversary.

Ho is an ‘ukulele virtuoso, slack key guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, singer-songwriter, producer, audio engineer and record company owner.

Ho’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, Ho performs throughout the U.S. 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.

Ho’s newfound passion for filming and video editing, a productive outcome from the pandemic, has added a new dimension to his artistry. His most recent foray into performance includes acting and singing in the semi-autobiographical musical “Pineapple Mango.”

Musics from Around the World: Southern California Composers in Concert, spotlights contemporary global music makers throughout the region. The series 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.

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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.

Register Via Zoom to join the virtual concert.