Kona Ukulele Players Association (KUPA)

Welcome to KUPA!

We are an ukulele sing-along group located in Kailua-Kona, HI.

We are a primarily ukulele singalong (though other instruments are welcome).  People of all skill levels are welcome to attend, from beginner to "Jake".

For location and time details, please contact us here
You'll find our music on the PDF Songbooks page!

Upcoming Kanikapila

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Previous Meetings

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Based on feedback from the group, I'll be tweaking some of the song sheets, to remove or shorten instrumentals, and to simplify some chords and timings in the KUPA book. There will still be a bit of challenge for some, but keep things light, fun, and balanced.

We also won't always get to all the new songs, and that's fine! We only got to 3 of them last time. xD

I added one new song this week:

  • Weight, The - The Band

And these are the new songs we still haven't tried.

  • All My Lovin' - Beatles
  • If Not Now - Carrie Newcomer (from SURF)
  • Luka - Suzanne Vega (from SURF)
  • Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae (from SURF, different key)
  • Rock This Town - Stray Cats (from SURF)
  • Spread a Little Aloha - Manaʻo Company (from SURF)
  • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley (from SURF)
  • Wayfaring Stranger - Traditional (from SURF)
  • Wayward Wind - Patsy Cline
  • When Pueo Flies - Robi Kahakalau (from SURF)
  • You've Got a Friend In Me - Randy Newman
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New songs we played this Friday:

We don't always get to every new song. xD

  • Friday I'm In Love - The Cure (copied over from SURF)
  • Octopus's Garden - Beatles (from SURF)
  • Our House - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (from SURF)
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Another raft of new songs, this time!

  • All You Need is Love (SC200) - Beatles
  • Amie (What You Wanna Do) - Pure Prairie League
  • Blue Bayou (SC4) - Linda Ronstadt
  • Cheri - Peter Moon Band
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
  • Ku'u Home O Kahalu'u (SC36) (C) - Jerry Santos
  • Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream - Ed McCurdy
  • One They'd Call Hawai'i, The - Loeka Longakit
  • Opihi Man - Ka'au Crater Boys
  • Pane Mai (F) - Robert Cazimero
  • Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Rock This Town - Stray Cats
  • Spread a Little Aloha - Manaʻo Company
  • Tewetewe - Aona, Rodriguez
  • Times They Are A-Changin' (SC72) - Bob Dylan
  • Twenty-Six Miles (SC568) - Four Preps
  • When Pueo Flies - Robi Kahakalau
  • You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Bob Dylan
  • Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me - Jackie Wilson
  • You've Got a Friend In Me - Randy Newman