Kala ukuleles have seen the tops of mountains, sat in sandy beaches, floated down rivers and sung under the stars. Once almost exclusively associated with island music genres, this tiny four-stringed instrument has found itself featured in hit songs and ad campaigns across the nation. They are played in classrooms, neighborhoods and iconic music venues. At the heart of this organic growth trend is the instrument’s affordable cost, unique sound and simplicity in learning. More than just an instrument, they are an extension of you.