New Zealand Ukulele Festival
Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand
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from the New Zealand Ukulele Festival web site
The New Zealand Ukulele Festival is a unique occasion. It melds together diverse musical styles, international artists, great local talent, emerging bands, school children and community groups with food, music stalls and instrument sales in a day of FREE family fun. The NZ Ukulele Trust aims to ensure that New Zealand children, no matter their circumstances, get to experience the many benefits of being engaged with music.
Our programme is delivered through schools and enables teachers or community members to get children playing an instrument and singing at minimal cost to the school, and most importantly, no cost to families. The children learn a skill they will have for the rest of their lives and the benefits go far beyond the obvious practical skills they gain. Children who are involved with music do better academically and socially.
More information available on the New Zealand Ukulele Festival's web site.
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