The ukulele craze: this week on The Green Room

Aug 20, 2015

This week the Green Room celebrates the ukulele, a sweet sounding little instrument with a growing fan base all over the world. Plus, Kate Botello plays something unexpected.

More from this week's episode:

Watch this space for an extended interview with ukulele expert Roy Sakuma - he had so many wonderful things to say, we'd love for you to hear more! Meanwhile - learn more about Roy, his ukulele school, and the Hawaiian Ukulele Festival, visit Roy's site here.

Music from this week's episode:

  • "Ukulele Anthem," - Amanda Palmer (Caution! Contains adult language.)
  • "Poipu I Kaua'i," - Herb Ohta (known as Ohta-san; he was Roy Sakuma's teacher), with Herb Ohta, Jr.
  • "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Learn to play, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," on your own ukulele! Find the chords here.

BONUS! Watch a video from Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele superstar: