Interview with Larry Lee, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Larry Lee is a ukulele player and music educator based in Saipan, the largest of the Northern Mariana Islands. Originally from Hawaii, Larry moved to the Marianas around 1990. He has served as music instructor at Northern Marianas College, developing and teaching ukulele courses. He has also taught at junior high schools on the island as well as private lessons and classes at the Public Library. He has performed regularly at venues such as the Surf Club restaurant and produced music videos with his son, musician Kui Lee. Lee is also the co-founder and organizer of the annual Marianas Ukulele Festival, which has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to produce a documentary video about ukulele in the Northern Mariana Islands in 2020.
Interviewed by Tamar Sella, 10/23/2020.