Cinema Asian America: ‘Jake Shimabukaru: Life on Four Strings’

"Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings."

This month, Cinema Asian America on Xfinity On Demand presents Tad Nakamura’s documentary, “Jake Shimabukaru: 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 conversations 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, the loneliness of separation from home and family.



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