MUSIC MONDAY: While My Ukulele Gently Weeps

Ten years ago, this video of Jake Shimabukuro captured his masterful rendition of the George Harrison’s song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Shimabukur0’s performance, posted on YouTube, ushered a modern rediscovery of the ukulele by demonstrating its musical potential that transcended previous ukulele performances. The New York Times called it the “dawn of a third great ukulele era.” PBS featured him in a documentary and he has become a popular touring musical artist.

Learn more:

Jake Shimabukuro’s Website

Photo: Screenshot from YouTube video

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