WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is presenting “Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings”, a film screening and personal appearance from the renown ukulele virtuoso.
The event will be held Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Museum of the American Indian in the Rasmuson Theater, 4th St. & Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. The event that will include a Q&A and is free and open to the public.
Filmmaker Tadashi Nakamura will be present with his film, “Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings”, 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 conversation 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. For more information visithttp://apa.si.edu.
Established in 1997, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center works in partnership with cultural institutions nationally and globally to bring about the understanding and appreciation of Asian Pacific American experiences through innovative exhibitions, collections, research and public programs. This particular program was partially funded by the Vietnamese American Endowment fund.