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TG: Yes! But I also understand that I must find a balance to that. So dancing has always been fluid for me.

Which is classical music, and classic rock. As when I’m playing the ukulele I have to think like “ok, I have to play this chord,” you know what I mean? To his surprise, however, Taimane walked on stage already strumming a song on her uke, with a smile that barely fit onto her tiny face. All rights reserved. The ukulele is just basically what I grew up playing, you know what I mean? I go through different phases though, right now I am in my creative phase, which is really fun, it’s like the best part. Taimane was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and is of Samoan, German, Irish, French, and Swedish descent. I use to even practice blindfolded. A 36-year-old female officer was transported to the hospital, but was later released. How do you become someone like that? GA: I imagined that you practiced all the time to be so good. Whether delicately finger-picking through Bach or radically ripping through Led Zeppelin, Taimane has the ability to morph genres – from classical to rock to flamenco – and stretch her instrument far beyond the familiar melodies of Hawai`i, where she […] You come from a dancing background as well, right? All of them incorporate some sort of electronic music to what they’re doing, but they also keep the really cultural side and they’re always introducing traditional, cultural sounds to keep it  “grounded”.

So it would help me to play without being able to look, so later I could focus on looking at the audience or looking at other things while I was playing. Performance wise flamenco is very influential.

Honolulu police arrested Taimane Gardner, 22, after she crashed into a patrol car on Kuhio Avenue near Nohonani Street early Sunday morning.

He is definitely an inspirational person. Was that an influence from your mom? Taimane has opened for CHICAGO, performed for JOHN AND KELLY TRAVOLTA, played CAESAR'S PALACE and PALM SPRINGS, Manhattan Beach, and Huntington Beach and throughout Japan. GA: You got your first big break when someone who played for Don Ho saw you performing in Waikiki when you were 13 and invited you to perform with Don. He’s amazing. She lights up rooms wherever she goes, sparkling like the diamond that she is.. I’m trying to figure out how to do that live. She is scheduled to appear in court on July 26. So I really have to give it up to Don, not only because of this big break he gave me, but also because of his passing, which was such a public thing. Or do you only play when you feel inspired to create and write new songs? TG: Well, after that I started playing at a lot of luaus and corporate gigs and from there festivals around the world. Honestly I think I connect more to dancing than to ukulele because you don’t have to think about dancing. GA: I don’t know much about your family, is your family into music?

But that was from when I was 5 all the way to 10 years old and I was just a “sponge”, learning and practicing all the time. Whether delicately finger-picking through Bach or radically ripping through Led Zeppelin, Taimane has the ability to morph genres – from classical to rock to flamenco – and stretch her instrument far beyond the familiar melodies of Hawai`i, where she grew up. Just to try and broaden the ukulele and show that it is more than just a Hawaiian musical instrument, I can play Japanese music, I can play Native American music, I can play classical music and I really enjoy all those different types of genres. It makes me think that you have learned how to dance flamenco too? And then I love watching Nahko Bear and Medicine for the People. That you’d sit at home practicing and studying scales, but apparently you’re just that good, huh? I like her because she plays classical, but she also does like dub-step, so I’m getting into the whole “electronic sound” with classical, which I enjoy. He is a local drummer. Those are like the three people that I have been listening to right now. Taimane … I say “artist” instead of “musician” because what she does on stage goes far beyond playing an instrument. When Don Ho caught wind of the talented teen, he invited her to join him as part of his venerable variety show at the Waikiki Beachcomber, further fueling Taimane’s desire to perform for and connect with audiences. You need to finish what you started, do it all the way to the end. TG: Well, I enjoy dancing but I only took ballet for couple of years and I also like yoga and so I incorporate all of that into my ukulele playing. His passing gave me a huge stage to play and for people to see me and it went from there on, one thing lead to another. So the album was actually born from a little show that I put on at Ong King, where I had a song for each planet and from there on I basically just recorded it. GA: What I’m also very curious to know is how did come to incorporate all the other types of music that you play on the ukulele? Copyright 2011 Hawaii News Now. Are your parents musicians? TG: Good question. In addition to performing her own distinctive versions of well-known pieces, Taimane weaves in original compositions that are as far ranging as her musical tastes.

I was taught Hawaiian music, but I never connected with it (yet). It blossomed from having a specific place to play where people started to notice me and from then on it just continued to unfold. GA: It just seems that you enjoy yourself more when you’re strumming flamenco style, which also leads to you dancing more. 420 Waiakamilo Road, Suite 205Honolulu, HI 96817Main (808) 847-3246News (808) 847-1112. TG: Well, when I started playing the ukulele I never saw the ukulele as being connected to Hawaiian music, I just saw it as an instrument. GA: Besides classical music, rock, Jake Shimabukuro, is there anyone in popular (or not so popular) music that have been an inspiration to you? Instead, she mesmerizes with the way she moves and dances and interacts with the audience.

The definition of Taimane, a Samoan name, is DIAMOND. He is really fun and does a lot of crazy stuff on drums and I just enjoy his art as well. And I have been studying quite a lot about that for my new project. TG: Good question. And do you know Jerome? And when it comes to new stuff it just comes into different phases of my life, like I’ll probably write for a month and that’s all I do, I’ll just stay inside, enjoy some brownies, get inspired, and then from there there’s enough “gas” for me to make the next album and from there on it’s all about performing and theatrics and collaborations. How did you become a professional musician?

I love what they stand for and their messages. Her website is taimane.com, has a My Space page and she has several videos of performances on YouTube. So that’s how I get to connect with music and it just so happens to be through a ukulele. I am pretty strict about playing. And that’s why I enjoy incorporating classical music, to have something softer. With the fierceness of a rocker, and the grace of a dancer, Taimane and her music are wowing ever-larger audiences. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A local female recording artist was arrested over the weekend for driving drunk in Waikiki. GA: On your new album you have a song for every planet in the solar system. A local female recording artist was arrested over the weekend for driving drunk in Waikiki. Or not necessarily? How did this happen? Bio Taimane translates to diamond from Samoan and perfectly reflects the different facets of her nature. But I don’t know, I just had this cool idea that the planets are all connected to all the elements, earth, wind, fire, water, and then from there they are all connected to the astrological signs as well. Do you sit and play just for the sake of training? But I’m curious to know what happened after that? Regarding practicing I should practice more, I don’t practice enough, however I play a lot, so that’s kind of like my practice. A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. June 28, 2011 at 6:34 PM HST - Updated June 24 at 8:21 AM. I mean, you play the ukulele in a very unique way, and that’s a good thing. Jerome James? GA: And would you say that flamenco has a strong  influence in the way you play or not necessarily? So it’s only like little bursts actually. And it’s all muscle memory now.

According to Gardner's Facebook page, she was performing at the Waikiki Sandbox late Saturday night.

TG: I’ve been always interested in the universe, the cosmos, even when I was young I would always do my projects on planets or stars, but that’s not the reason why I wrote this album. And then Xavier Rudd! If you have ever seen Taimane Gardner perform you know what an amazing artist she really is. So it was not until I met Jake (Shimabukuro), who is an amazing ukulele player, and who taught me that the ukulele is just like any other instrument. Does it have anything to do with how you see the universe or your life in general?

And also I have always been interested in cultural music, and so I incorporated as much of that as I could too. TG: Well, I practiced a lot of scales when I was young. But for example, I didn’t allow myself to get into my creative phase until I finished my last album. GA: In terms of routine I have a question for you: do you have a structure where you rehearse so many times a week? Lindsey Stirling, she’s that violinist who also dances ballet at the same time. Taimane translates to diamond from Samoan and perfectly reflects the different facets of her nature. Taimane Tauiliili Bobby Gardner (born February 13, 1989) is an American ukulele virtuoso and composer. A Lifestyle Magazine For The Independent Age. It’s funny, I was just talking to a friend about how cool it would be to put on a show about planets, about the universe and from there it just kind of clicked, I thought that was an amazing idea.

Early life. My dad is the person who helps me with my business side, making sure I have a good work ethic with scheduling and things like that. Oh! Just like a guitar, so he’d teach me Spanish strums and he’d teach me classical music on it, and from there I just started playing music that I enjoy listening to on it. What inspired you to write these songs? How did you get involved with music?

That’s all I did, practice, practice, practice. Copyright 2020 - Taimane All Rights Reserved. When Jack Gardner first asked his daughter to perform, he was afraid that the big crowd at his mother’s senior citizen club would intimidate the five-year-old who had just started to play the ukukele. TG: My mom was a singer, and also a dancer, and that’s where I got my artistic side. I like to play passionately, I am a passionate performer and so flamenco definitely helps me express that passion. Her name translates to diamond in Samoan language.


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