Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings


This is for the 7pm show



The summary: Even if he hadn't been one of YouTube's first viral video sensations with his ukulele arrangement of George Harrison's song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," the likeable Jake Shimabukuro seemed destined for success. The Hawaiian-born musician took to the small, four-stringed instrument at the age of only four and was a ukulele master by his early teens, forming a band that featured him on electric uke. Despite the fact that the ukulele has, by design, a limited sonic range, Shimabukuro manages to coax a remarkably wide-ranging number of sounds out of it, from hyper-fast rock songs to delicate classical melodies. Filled throughout with delightful performances, the film follows the artist on various tour stops around the world, from elegant concert halls to elementary schools to old folks' homes. The relentlessly positive musician leaves smiling faces wherever he travels in this engagingly upbeat portrait. —Dave Nuttycombe


Filmfest site: http://www.filmfestdc.org/filmView.cfm?passID=12

Official site: http://www.lifeonfourstrings.com/

Thanks to Beth for the heads up and for hosting if others want to join! I'd love to see it, but I'm busy all day on Saturday.

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