Celebrating the ukulele

Musicians Aidan James, 15, (left in first photo) and Gino Romano, 16, strum an energetic number Sunday afternoon during the 11th annual Maui Ukulele Festival in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater. The award-winning James was one of more than a dozen performers, including renowned ukulele teacher and musician Roy Sakuma and Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Paula Fuga (second photo). Sunday’s performances had members of the audience moving to the music (third photo).