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Kanaka916
03-20-2011, 03:41 AM
Shimabukuro brings respect to the ukulele

The Hawaii artist's dynamic playing style has raised the bar for the instrument

NEW YORK Ukulele sensation Jake Shi*ma*bu*kuro usually gets at least one backhanded compliment after one of his performances. The person who gives it is typically someone who's been dragged to one of his concerts and emerges as a converted fan.

"They have a newfound love and respect for the instrument after the show, and I think that it's great," Shi*ma*bu*kuro said in a recent interview. "I joke around with people, and I say one of the best things about being a traveling ukulele player is that audiences all over the world have such low expectations."

The entire article can be found here (http://www.staradvertiser.com/features/20110320_Shimabukuro_brings_respect_to_the_ukulele .html) . . .

mm stan
03-20-2011, 06:26 AM
Aloha Kanaka916,
Mahalo nui for posting the story...guess you now know I come to the forums before reading the paper...sheesh..even some days not even reading it....

Kanaka916
03-20-2011, 06:28 AM
Yea, I know . . . gets really depressing at times when you read da papah.