Jake Shimabukuro: Life On Four Strings DVD

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Item #: WB6192
Follows ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro over the course of a musical season, capturing dynamic performances before sold-out crowds, intimate moments of life on the road, and visits to his native Hawai'i, where he has risen from local hero to international star.
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Follows ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro over the course of a musical season, capturing dynamic performances before sold-out crowds, intimate moments of life on the road, and visits to his native Hawai'i, where he has risen from local hero to international star.

Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings tells the heartfelt story of a musical sensation whose virtuoso skills on the ukelele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument's potential as he touches the lives of the young and old who inspire his brilliance. 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. 

Production Year: 2013
Rating: TV-G
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

8 Reviews
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Jake
Anonymous User
2.0 star rating
07/17/20
Its Not All That Inspiring
Review by Jake on 07/17/20 review stating Its Not All That Inspiring
Filmed good, but really not all that inspiring. Heres a young man who reaches new heights on a uke. But, as far as the content of the documentary itself, its not all that fascinating. Its short and really more about his life, i.e., family, wife, new baby and so on. Respectfully, I say save your money and catch it on a PBS repeat or pick it up on ebay for a couple bucks (seriously). And, Im a musician and I wasnt impressed. Rather, kind of disappointed because I read all these pie in the sky reviews - sorry, I certainly mean no disrespect. Just telling it like it is.
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Whoopy
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Exceptional person
Review by Whoopy on 07/17/20 review stating Exceptional person
This was a very nicely done production of an extremely talented young man, who, in addition to his talent, seems to possess great empathy. His music is beautiful. Im so glad that PBS is able to showcase someone like Jake.
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Jiji
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Shopping PBS is Great
Review by Jiji on 07/17/20 review stating Shopping PBS is Great
I just discovered this musical virtuoso via the PBS catalog. Hes unbelievable. The DVD explores his music and life; wonderful.
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Rhonda H.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Add this to your music video library!
Review by Rhonda H. on 07/17/20 review stating Add this to your music video library!
I had seen this broadcast on PBS, had never heard of the artist, but was so wowed by his unique talent and diversity of style that I ordered two copies - one for me and one for a musical family member who would get what Jakes doing! Its well written and edited. The viewer gets an intimate look at Jakes process, and the music is just fabulous!
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Musiclife
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Life on Four Strings Wows
Review by Musiclife on 07/17/20 review stating Life on Four Strings Wows
Was very impressed with this documentary. The music and artistry that Jake showcases was so inspiring and moving. Its great to watch and learn about someone who is very down to earth and true to himself. You will enjoy the music and passion that ignites from his performances and the touching look into his home, family, and journeys.
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Juicy F.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Four is More with Jake!!
Review by Juicy F. on 07/17/20 review stating Four is More with Jake!!
Just watched this on our local PBS station, We saw Jake in concert in Rochester, NY, two years ago and became instant fans. Jake comes across in this well-made video as a remarkable artist and a thoughtful young man. His talent must be seen and heard to be believed!
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Miz K.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Amazing Personal Energy
Review by Miz K. on 07/17/20 review stating Amazing Personal Energy
Caught this on PBS TV and then bought 2 of these DVDs, one for myself and one to give as a gift. One week after seeing Jake on PBS he came to our area and performed. We went to the show and became huge fans! His positive energy radiated out over the audience and bewitched us all. An amazing person and an amazing story! Go see him if you get the chance; the next best thing is this DVD.
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Alohamo
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Go Jake!
Review by Alohamo on 07/17/20 review stating Go Jake!
Jake is a local hero here in Hawaii and has caused people to sit up and take notice of the not-so-humble ukulele. I was lucky enough to see this on PBS and knew I wanted it for my own.

"a deeply moving, honest portrait"- Smithsonian.com



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