Michelle Blades: Indie Ukulele at TEDxPhoenix

At the age of eighteen, Michelle Blades threw a dart at a map and it landed in Arizona, thus beginning her move to the Valley of the Sun. Since then, she has been traveling and documenting life through her music and photography, while searching for the subtle similarities that stitch…

Jake Shimabukuro’s Magic Ukulele

Jake Shimabukuro believes, “If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.” View Jake at TED2010, TEDxSanDiego, TEDxTokyo, and TEDxHongKong. Live performance from TEDxHonolulu.

Garrett Borns: mademoiselle

Finding inspiration for music and lyrics from within and around the world, singer/songwriter Garrett Borns performs his eclectic fusion of sound, story and wordplay. Add these performances to your library via the TEDx Music Project on Soundcloud. Live performance at TEDxGrandRapids.

Jake Shimabukuro’s ukulele

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Few people would consider the ukulele a serious musical instrument. Until, that is, they hear Jake Shimabukuro play one. Jake’s uncommon compositions and playing techniques defy labels and categories, and he lays down jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco and rock with equal virtuosity. Occasional tours with Jimmy Buffett…