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Decorated Ukuleles at Clovelly Beach. Fun and Pop!

Decorated Ukuleles at Clovelly Beach. Fun and Pop!
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Decorated Ukuleles at Clovelly Beach. Fun and Pop! Hula Dreams. A unique and fabulously colorful celebration of the Ukulele. From 08 to 24 November.

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This triennial wicky, wacky artist festival of decorated ukuleles is on again! Fun, fabulous, colorful and clever – a perfect introduction to Australian Summer. Pop on your best Hawaiian shirt and tuck a pretty hibiscus behind your ear, then head down to Clovelly beach. Over 50 artists from Sydney and around the country, including Top End and Western Desert artists. Some artists include: Martin Sharp, Garry Shead, Mic Conway, Greg Weight, Karen Napaljarri, Kerrie Lester, Juliet Holmes a Court, Pam Tippet.

All the ukes are for sale too!

Carol Ruff / Gallery East. 21 Burnie Street. Clovelly NSW Australia 2031: http://www.carolruff.com/html/index2.html

Do you like ukulele music. Enjoy this video. Jake Shimabukuro strums monster sounds out of the tiny Hawaiian ukelele, as he plays a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” A sensational performance!  It’ll send shivers down your spine.

Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!

The ukulele originated in the 19th century. It’s a small guitar related to the cavaquinho, braguinha and the rajao, taken to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants. During the early 20 century started to be popular in the United States, and from here spread worldwide.

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