Note: ] � A musical director at many Honolulu hotels, Ka'ai hired Johnny Noble in 1917. He was a multi-talented empresario who was also a live performer and teacher, as well as a talent organizer and booking agent, composer and music publisher, and author of instructional manuals. �Ka'ai ran the Ka'ai Ukulele Manufacturing Company, which he sold in 1917 and bought shares in the Aloha Ukulele Manufacturing Co. In 1923, Ka'ai toured the Far East and Australia, moving to Sri Lanka. He planned to open a "Hawaiian Village" in Shanghai, China, but the Second Sino-Japanese War changed his plans and he returned to Hawaii in 1937. �By 1941, Ka'ai was living in Miami, Florida. The National Guitar Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on August 13-15, 1944, was entertained with a benefit concert by a Miami girl quartet with Ka'ai as the quartet's director. Ka'ai opened the Ka'ai Music Studios, which in 1946 provided a string ensemble for a December 27-28 Orange Bowl Celebration. The Miami News of May 29, 1949, reported Ka'ai would be accompanying vocalist Lucile Keyes for her June 4 performance at a fashion show during Fiesta. June 1950 found Ka'ai one among 200 volunteers in rehearsals for the 10 Youth Roundup Goodwill Units.
Note: He was considered by many to have been the foremost ukulele authority of his time, cited by some as being "Hawaii's Greatest Ukulele Player". Ka'ai was said to have been the first musician to play a complete melody with chords. [from Wikipedia
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