Invitation to Participate

Come and join us in celebrating the 50th Annual Ukulele Festival Hawaii by learning this year’s theme song “I Am What I Am”. Although we can’t see each other this year, here’s how we can celebrate together with everyone near and far.


We are launching a global effort to have everyone learn “I Am What I Am” so you can play and sing along when the TV special airs on Sunday, July 19 at 6 p.m. HST on KHNL (NBC) and livestreamed on and K5's Facebook.


Submit a video of yourself playing this year’s theme song “I Am What I Am” for a chance to be included in the TV special. No professional videos necessary. Be creative and film yourself and/or with friends and family in your yard, at the playground, at the beach, on a hike, in front of a landmark, with pets, in ethnic attire, etc. There is no limit on creativity! We look forward to your video proudly showcasing people from all backgrounds bringing laughter, love and hope to the world through the music of the ukulele.

How to Submit Video

By June 29, email link to your video file via Dropbox, One Drive or WeTransfer to

Video Specs

  • Landscape (horizontal) format
  • Files accepted are .MOV and .WAV
  • Please match song tempo to our track on the tutorial video
  • Label your video file with your Name or Group Name and where you are from
        Ex. roysakuma.hawaii

3. #UFH50Challenge

To help us with the global effort, post your video on Facebook and Instagram with #UFH50Challenge and tag your friends to challenge them to learn the song “I AM WHAT I AM”.