National Museum of the American Indian
4th and Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20560
Closest Metro: L’Enfant Plaza
Free and open to the public
Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings is a compelling portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument’s potential. Through intimate conversations with Shimabukuro, Life on Four Strings reveals the cultural and personal influences that have shaped the man and the musician. On the road from Los Angeles to New York to Japan, the film captures the solitary life on tour, the exhilaration of performance, the wonder of newfound fame, and the loneliness of separation from home and family.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tadashi Nakamura, the film will premiere on PBS in Winter 2013. The film screening will be followed by an appearance from Jake Shimabukuro and a Q&A with the audience.
Note: This event will not be webcasted or recorded.
- Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
- Center for Asian American Media
- Pacific Islanders in Communications
- National Museum of the American Indian
- Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
- Southwest Airlines
- DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
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- Smithsonian Magazine: Hawai`i’s Troubadour of Aloha
- Watch the trailer for Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings below: