Jake Shimabukuro is the hotest ukelele player in Hawaii. His recordings top the charts in the Islands (including Japan). Mixing many styles, his playing is breaking new ground. Jake talks with Jon Watanabe about all this and more on Apex! (We’ll give away some of Shimabukuro’s CD/DVD sets on-air when you pledge your support to Apex/KPFA during this show & fund-drive time.) Plus, host Curtis Loo talks with members of an atomic bomb Survivors support group. And, learn about the up-coming commemoration of Hiroshima Nagasaki that remembers the horror and legacy of nuclear weapons. Plus, music from Dhamaal’s new release and more.
Up-coming Apex shows feature :
The first week of each month – API hip hop (check out myspace.com/apexexpress for more info); Maori art and artists coming from New Zealand, and Asian Crisis – pan-Asian percussionists who span the oceans with their music.