Friday, November 20, 2009

The Revenge of the Uke

Aired on KQED Radio's The California Report on Friday, November 20, 2009.

And on AARP's Prime Time Radio:

There's been a recent surge in the popularity of the ukulele -- from the ubiquity of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Iz, Jake Shimabukuro's performances going viral on You Tube, to countless memorials to George Harrison on uke. This story features the Tatami Mats and their gotta-see-it-to-believe-it performance of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon on ukulele, and takes a visit to Mike DaSilva's ukulele workshop in Berkeley.