The Kahilu Theatre will present a live streaming concert titled Jake Shimabukuro LIVE on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. HST. The show will be followed by a live chat with Shimabukuro. Ticket info below.
Jake Shimabukuro is a Japanese American ukulele virtuoso and composer known for his fast and complex finger work. His music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco. Shimabukuro has written numerous original compositions, including the entire soundtracks to two Japanese films, Hula Girls (2007) and Saidoweizu (2009), the Japanese remake of Sideways.
Well-known in Hawaiʻi and Japan during his early solo career in the early 2000s, Shimabukuro became famous internationally in 2006, when a video of him playing a virtuosic rendition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was posted on YouTube without his knowledge and became one of the first viral videos on that site. His concert engagements, collaborations with well-known musicians, media appearances, and music production have snowballed since then. In 2012, an award-winning documentary was released tracking his life, career, and music, titled Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings; it has screened in a variety of festivals, aired repeatedly on PBS, and been released on DVD.
If You Watch… Have A Good Show!
Event: Jake Shimabukuro LIVE
When: Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. HST
Cost/Purchase Tickets: Individual tickets for this show, which are good for an entire household, are $19.99 and available at Kahilu.TV.
How to Watch: After purchasing a ticket, you will be able to enjoy the Livestream concert when it is available. This will work with any computer, tablet, or smartphone. This is an online show only. More streaming info here.
Info: Kahilu.TV is a new, subscription-based platform that brings the best of Hawaiian music and culture to your home or anywhere in the world that you want to watch from. It features live streaming pay–per–view events, recorded on-demand content, and exclusive subscriber content as well as free videos. More information is available at Kahilu.TV.
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