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CAAM presents the World Premiere of the Jake Shimabukuro Documentary as part of the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

Hawaiian-born Jake Shimabukuro has captivated audiences across the globe with his jaw-dropping mastery of the 'uke.' His technical virtuosity and broad musical palette - including jazz, rock, original Hawaiian standards, and innovative pop covers - have fundamentally redefined how the seemingly limited instrument is perceived by millions of people. Shimabukuro has been featured on CNN, in Times and Rolling Stones Magazines, and has performed alongside musical giants such as Bela Fleck, Cyndi Lauper, and Yo Yo Ma. But beyond his technical skill, it is Jake's infectious enthusiasm for the ukulele as the "instrument of peace" that has made him a leader in the rising popularity of the 'uke' among everyday strummers and long-time enthusiasts.

Directed by Tadashi Nakamura, the CAAM produced JAKE SHIMABUKURO DOCUMENTARY follows Jake over the course of his 2010-11 musical season, capturing dynamic performances before sold out crowds, as well as intimate moments of life on the road and visits home to his native Hawaii, where he has risen from local hero to international star. Along the way, this self-taught Japanese American musician gently disarms a series of stereotypes, for Jake's music confronts cliches about the romance and frivolousness of Hawaiian beach culture, and challenges commonly held audience perceptions of Asian American musicians.

After the screening, Jake Simabukuro will give a LIVE performance that is sure to knock your socks off!

Special VIP Experience Ticket: Film, Performance, and VIP Gala Reception

Castro Theater Mezzanine
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 6:00 PM
Before the show starts, attend this intimate pre-reception with Jake Shimabukuro, director Tadashi Nakamura and friends. Enjoy delicious food from some of the Bay Area's finest restaurants, including Ana Mandara and Roy's.

Official Website: http://festival.caamedia.org/30/guide/program/jake-shimabukoro-project/

Added by FullCalendar on February 27, 2012

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