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Jake Shimabukuro will take the stage at 8 p.m. tonight - Thursday, Nov. 19, at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road in Brownfield. Shimabukuro's last show with us was completely joyous! He says the uke is the instrument of peace. Just what we need. "The Jimmy Hendrix of the ukelele," Shimabukuro has done for the uke what Bela Fleck has done for the banjo.

A ukulele virtuoso and composer known for his fast and complex finger work. Made famous by his millions of hits video of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" his music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco. He comes from that same process of mixing both island and outside influences, both modern and historical.

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