Giving back. That’s the theme and the name of a special — and talented — seniors group who entertain other seniors as a way of giving enjoyment back to their community.
Project Giving Back is a group of 36 singers, ranging in age from 60 to 87, who are now in their 8th year of performing. Wayne Uejo is the founder and administrator of the group, overseeing the singers and coordinating the concert schedule at venues across O‘ahu.
Performances include hit songs from the ’50s through the ’80s, with some Hawaiian and Japanese tunes included in the mix. Uejo says the audiences love everything, but especially those old tunes that really bring back happy memories from a time when life was fun and simple. “Sukiyaki” by Kyu Sakamoto, and the Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.” are audience favorites.
Project Giving Back is currently not accepting new singers, but Uejo strongly encourages other like-minded individuals from O‘ahu or the Neighbor Islands to start their own group. He says there is always a need to give back to the senior community.
If you are interested in having Project Giving Back perform at your location for any occasion, contact Wayne Uejo.
PROJECT GIVING BACK
2018 HONOLULU PERFORMANCES
Saturdays at 9am
1280 Moanalualani Place
347 N Kuakini St.
3675 Kilauea Ave.
Seniors giving back to seniors. It’s a fun and rewarding way to spend that free time.