Your hosts and teachers, Brian and Rowena are about as close to the source as you can get. Both were bred, born and reside in the Hawaii, where the ukulele we know today was born. Together, they bring the magic of Aloha as they share their culture and skills through the ukulele.
Brian has been called many things, however, the one that comes up the most is "the Hawaian Santana" because of his ability to play a wicked version of many of Santana hit songs, Europa, Maria Maria, as well as other hits. Carlos Santana has influenced much Brian's music. However, many great musician have played a part in creating the music which is uniquely Brian. For that manner, many great musicians music has an influence on him. Many of them in his immediate family. His Grandfather Phillip, his biological father, Phillip, his Uncle Danny and his brother, Vincent. Brian took the all the influences and created a sound all his own "Brian Style".
Rowena is a huge part of the Brian and Rowena team. She is a trained public speaker and an accomplished graceful dancer, painter (see cover of Kona Daze), teacher and overall busiess person. Brian says "If it weren't for my wife, I'd still be playing nightly, in my own home."
Brian and Rowena spend an average of 6 months a year away from their home in Hawaii. They have traveled extensively, entertaining on land and sea. They entertain approximately 6 months of year on Princess Cruise Lines (see schedule).
Episode | March 23rd, 2020 | 51 mins 57 secs
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Brian and Rowena are back on the podcast from quarantine. The positive news is you can still play ukulele and hula dance anywhere!
Episode | April 29th, 2019 | 35 mins 58 secs
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It's pronounced "yoo-kuh-LAY-lee" - but you already knew that! Cruise to Alaska to see the glaciers and bask in the Aloha of advanced Ukulele lessons with Brian and Rowena Vasquez Hawaiian Ambassadors.
Episode | July 22nd, 2018 | 49 mins 38 secs
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You don't have to sail to Hawaii to have daily Ukulele instruction! Now you can join Rowen and Brian Vasquez for seven days of fun in the sun with advanced level instruction.