VIDEO: Soul Sessions featuring Karlie Goya
Karlie Goya is a bright young ukulele player and singer. Like most kids growing up in Hawaii, she was introduced to the ukulele at a young age as “something to do,” and quickly fell in love with the little four-stringed instrument. Karlie has been taking ukulele lessons for almost three years at the Ukulele Hale Studio in Kaimuki and credits her teacher Micah Ganiron for “bringing out her voice” and founder Jody Kamisato for his guidance.
At age 13, Karlie has won numerous ukulele/vocal competitions such as the prestigious Ukulele International Contest, Duke’s Ukes, and the 2015 Brown Bags to Stardom. Karlie performs a wide range of genres such as traditional/contemporary Hawaiian, pop, R&B, and Japanese which can be viewed on her YouTube channel.
Karlie’s unique soulful voice surprises many the first time they hear her. She is currently writing originals with the goal of releasing an EP in the near future.
Video courtesy Soul Sessions USA. Visit www.honolulupulse.com every Tuesday for more performances by various Hawaii-based recording artists.