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Sakura for Ukulele

31 January, 2008 (05:00) | japan, literature/performance/film/music | By: xensen

The ukulele began as a Portuguese instrument, which was taken up and modified in Hawaii. Now its popularity has spread worldwide. Outside Hawaii, nowhere is it more popular than in Japan. So I suppose it was inevitable that traditional Japanese songs would begin to be performed on ukes.


Comment from Nancy
Time: January 31, 2008, 7:45 pm

I think he sounds pretty good; the ukulele has a plaintive sound that works with Japanese folk music. Of course, the range is limited and I’m sure a purist would be sending a Ninja assassin after me for defamation of folk music but hey! I can run real fast.

Comment from xensen
Time: January 31, 2008, 9:29 pm

You are talking to a uke aficianado!

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