Honoka & Azita
Composed of Honoka Katayama and Azita Ganjali, the young and dynamic ukulele duo first met at Ukulele Hale, a ukulele studio in Kaimuki, Hawaii founded by Jody Kamisato. Both girls garnered exceptional credentials as soloist, including individual awards in ukulele competitions throughout Hawaii.
In late 2012, the girls combined their creative forces and began performing together as a duo. The two entered the 2013 International Ukulele Contest taking home 1st place in Group Division and were also awarded the highly prestigious title of MVP.
Soon after, Honoka & Azita were invited to Okinawa, Japan to open for the famous Japanese band BEGIN, along with other popular Japanese artists at the annual "Uta No Hi (Songs Day)" Concert. The duo performed for 8,000 people, and was also featured on nationwide TV.
Gaining worldwide attention for their elecrifying performances, Honoka & Azita are quickly emerging as one of the preeminent ukulele players of the next generation. Energy, fun, passion and pure hearts would best describe this dynamic ukulele duo. Honoka & Azita would like to continue sharing their music and ukulele with the world!