Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele

  • 09 Nov 2016
  • 8:00 PM
  • The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St, Boston

Jake Shimabukuro 

November 9th, 8pm, at The Wilbur

Consider the humble ukulele. It’s an adaptation of a stringed instrument that traveled with Portuguese immigrants who came to work in the sugar cane fields of Hawaii. Islanders made the “machete” their own, mixing external influences of classical European music and Spanish guitar with Hawaiian songs. Native Hawaiians renamed the little machete the ukulele and it’s become synonymous with Hawaiian music and Hawaiian culture.

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