Taimane Gardner, the Ukulele Virtuoso | Taimane Gardner | TEDxMaui
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Captivating ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner shares two performances: one, a frenetic, dazzling medley of recognizable classical tunes, and the second, a haunting and powerful composition of her own entitled "Neptune Storm".
Dazzling and innovative ukulele virtuoso and songwriter
Taimane Gardner picked up her first ukulele at the age of five—and it was love at first strum.
Demonstrating her impressive musical chops as a young street performer in Waikiki, Taimane (which means “diamond” in the Samoan language) was a diamond in the rough until Don Ho discovered her at the age of 13. The budding songstress soon became a featured performer with the legendary Hawaiian crooner, playing alongside him at venues in Las Vegas and Palm Springs. From there her popularity grew, and Taimane has since performed in many parts of the world, dazzling audiences far and wide with her cutting-edge style. Her performances have been described…