This year on August 21, 1969 Hawaii became the 50th state of the USA.
The typical instrument of Hawaii is the tiny ukulele, and one of the musicians, who really know how to play the ukulele is Jake Shimabukuro. The following video shows how Jake Shimabukuro plays one of his most successful pieces, the Beatles song While my Guitar Gently Weeps played on the ukulele. The ukulele played by Jake is made from beautiful koa wood, the typical wood that also grows in Hawaii and that is used for the best ukuleles.
Jake Shimabukuro LIVE Ukulele Concert: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The ukulele has become very popular during the last years, and during my holiday in New York I have seen several ukulele players. One of those told me that the music of Jake Shimabukuro inspired him to play the ukulele too. While I stayed in New York Jake played an open air concert at the Lincoln Center, the following video was made at that concert:
Jake Interview by ukulele.fr. – In this interview Jake shows his Kamaka tenor ukulele and tells about his instrument an about how to learn the ukulele. The interview is in English with French subtitles:
Homepage of Jake Shimakuburo with many audio examples
Playlist Jake Shimabukuro – New Videos 2017
Playlist Jake Shimabukuro
Nashville Sessions – Jake Shimabukuro