Mighty Uke
The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog

Mighty Uke - The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog
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Some great historical pictures and footage. Interesting approach - starts with a general history, and ends up focusing on how the ukulele can be used in music education. And of course, lots of great music along the way! Very inspiring and always entertaining. Highly recommended!

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So Inspiring that now I want to get a ukulele too.

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So much music and yet I would listen to the out-takes next.

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