Kamaka Hawaii & Jake Shimabukuro segment
Four generations of luthiers preserve the Hawaiian heritage craft of making extraordinary ukuleles at Kamaka Hawaii, Inc. (Honolulu, HI). World renowned for their outstanding tonal characteristics, these instruments are collected and played by the finest ukulele musicians in the world, including ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.
At the age of four, Jake Shimabukuro started playing the ukulele, quickly developing a unique fast and complex finger style. In 2006, his version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube. He travels the world year-round performing at sold out concerts and his albums have won high praise and top music awards. Featured in the MUSIC episode, Shimabukuro plays a Kamaka ukulele and performs his composition, “143.”