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A Chance to Open for Jake Shimabukuro at the Asian American Film Festival

Hey everybody, I just found out about a contest being held by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). The winner will get to open for Jake Shimabukuro and perform one song at the Asian American Film Festival coming up in March.

Jake has been a major source of inspiration along my ukulele journey and this is most likely one of those once in a lifetime kind of opportunities. Another cool thing about this particular contest is that it requires the participants to play a song composed by Jake himself. So this eliminates his great covers such as While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Going to California and Bohemian Rhapsody. I was really torn between choosing a softer, mellower, song or one of his more aggressive compositions. In the end I chose to do an up-tempo song called Crosscurrent.

This is my video entry. The judges will narrow the field down to the top five videos and then it will be up to you to cast your vote and help pick the winner. If I make the finals I hope I can count on you all for your support. It may be a long shot but the way I look at it you’re never too old to keep the dream alive.

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Comment from: Dale [Visitor]
That was fantastic.

Permalink 02/12/12 @ 20:32
Comment from: Karen [Visitor]
Great Job D !! Best of luck.
Permalink 02/13/12 @ 12:04
Comment from: Fred Davis [Visitor]
Great song and played with such sncer feeling Iloved it
Permalink 02/13/12 @ 17:35

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