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Jake Shimabukuro Returns to Charleston in September

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Jake-postUkulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro will return to the Holy City with a performance at the Charleston Music Hall on Sunday, September 18th at 8 pm.

The musician is no stranger to the area. He previously played at this venue in 2013 and performed during 2012’s Spoleto Festival.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Shimabukuro’s life has always centered on the ukulele. He started playing at the age of four and began his music career in the mid-90’s. His career really took off when his cover of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube with more than 13 million views.

After the YouTube clip’s success, Shimabukuro was invited to collaborate with a variety of artists – Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Dave Koz, Michael McDonald, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Tommy Emmanuel, and Lyle Lovett.

Tickets for his show at the Music Hall are available for purchase here.

September is a little ways off, so enjoy a couple music videos to hold you over:


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