Mighty Uke

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Overview

The ukulele is often regarded as a punch line more than a musical instrument; the diminutive four-stringed relative of the guitar rose to popularity when Hawaiian music became a fad in the early 20th Century, but it fell out of popularity with the rise of rock & roll and became regarded as an outdated novelty item. But in the 1990s, the ukulele began making a comeback, as a new breed of musicians fell in love with the warm sound and easy playability of the instrument. Filmmaker Tony Coleman is a ukulele fan ...
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Overview

The ukulele is often regarded as a punch line more than a musical instrument; the diminutive four-stringed relative of the guitar rose to popularity when Hawaiian music became a fad in the early 20th Century, but it fell out of popularity with the rise of rock & roll and became regarded as an outdated novelty item. But in the 1990s, the ukulele began making a comeback, as a new breed of musicians fell in love with the warm sound and easy playability of the instrument. Filmmaker Tony Coleman is a ukulele fan who offers a look into the lively world of this small but pervasive instrument in the documentary Mighty Uke. Coleman talks with ukulele aficionados from around the world, traveling through the United States as well as in Europe and Japan to show why the little uke has such a big appeal, and takes us to conventions for ukulele players in London, New York and Tokyo. Might Uke was an official selection at the 2010 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
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Special Features

Ten short films about the ukulele & your first lesson with virtuoso James Hill
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2011
  • UPC: 884088563943
  • Original Release: 2009
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  • Source: Hal Leonard
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:19:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,443

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jake Shimabukuro Participant
James Hill Participant
Bill Tapia Participant
Jim Beloff Participant
Liz Beloff Participant
Uni Participant
Technical Credits
Tony Coleman Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Margaret Meagher Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
James Hill Score Composer
Ron Mann Executive Producer
Andy McNeill Score Composer
Stephen Traub Sound Mixer, Sound/Sound Designer
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mighty Uke: The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog
   Stereo Mix
   Surround Mix
   Mighty Like Shorts
      Play All
      The Uke Saved Martin Guitars
      The Ukulele of the Future
      Ukes for Peace in the Middle East
      Bosko & Honey's Ukulele Safari
      The Strum Bums of Grass Valley
      On the Road with Victoria Vox
      Connecting with the Big People
      The Boy Who Loved George Formby
      Reviving the Music of Old Hawaii
      Your First Uke Lesson
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