Talking Story 8

We want you to play ukulele! We are doing everything we can think of to make this happen! Are you as good as Jake or Sebastien Dufour? If so. we want to invite you to play on our stage as soon as possible. Or if you are an intermediate player, come and show us what you have been developing lately to hone your skill. A beginner? Come join us. We have some great teachers like Jim Beloff or Victoria Vox, who have introduced many people to the joy of ukulele. It is now your turn. Welcome!

 We have generous sponsors, so we have added complimentary refreshments to ourThursday movie night! This includes beer, wine, soda, water with chips, nuts and pretzels and cheese. The location of the film is going to be in the Ceremonial Hall on the 4th Floor of Ethical Culture. It is a fabulous room with lots of atmosphere and an outdoor terrace. I would like to reiterate what you have already heard, that this is a fabulous and seminal film that was made in 1926 by a pioneering woman film maker, who created an animation technique that still delights. Small World Project has written an original soundtrack for this film and will perform it in its entirety to accompany the film! Small World Project hails from Montreal and they are exceptional musicians and old friends of the New York Uke Fest. You will not be disappointed with this opening night of the 2013 Uke Fest!

We continue to add to the lineup and adjust the schedule. Please stay tuned for the latest information. On Saturday night, Andy Wang and Kris Kato will perform a set together. You might have caught Andy a couple of weeks ago at Highline, when he opened for Hapa. A noted slack key guitarist, who also play very competent uke, as you will se at the Fest. We have also adjusted the “workshop” schedule to make better use of time and talent. We are moving Roy Sakuma’s workshop to the 3:30PM-5:30PM slot will follow immediately with a Meet and Greet with Raiatea from 5:30-6:30PM.

 A word about tickets: your Paypal receipt is all you have until the day of the event. Upon your arrival, we will give you a lanyard and pouch with your particular ticket. These have become favorite souvenirs! See you in a couple of weeks.

Ken