“The Diamond Of Waikiki” as described by MidWeek Magazine, ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner performs on the streets of Waikiki (where she was discovered by the legendary Don Ho) showing the diversity and creativity of Hawaii’s music.
At just five years of age, Taimane was given an ukulele and fell in love with the instrument. At six years of age, she was called a child prodigy and won her first ukulele competition competing against boys double her age. Taimane has won numerous ukulele competitions competing against experienced adult professionals.
“My music is mixture of rock and roll, pops, Hawaiian and Spanish. Maybe that’s why everyone says my music has the unique style. I started to compose songs when I was seven. I write the song first and add the music later. I wish my music could help heal the world.” Taimane says.
“Taimane” means “Diamond” in the Samoan language.