The versatile spirit of the Hawaiian ukelele

Taimane Gardner's name means "diamond" in Samoan. 

Gracing the stage with her virtuoso ukelele skills and powerful attitude at VERGE Hawaii '17, it's clear that she has polished her talents to a brilliant shine. 

Here, she segues from flamenco to "Stairway to Heaven" to "Für Elise," breaking stereotypes about the ukulele's versatility and reflecting the innovative spirit, rooted in tradition, that marked the conference.