Hawaii State Musical Instrument (modern)


Ukulele, modern musical instrument symbol of Hawaii

Ukulele; modern musical instrument symbol of Hawaii.  Photo by Emma Nagle/Flickr (Noncommercial Use Permitted with Attribution/No Derivative Works).

Official State Modern Musical Instrument of Hawaii

Hawaii designated the ukulele ('auana) the official state modern musical instrument in 2015 (the pahu, a type of Hawaiian drum, was adopted as the state's traditional musical instrument). The ukulele is an instrument commonly played during a traditional hula dance. All Music Symbols