Oakland’s Ukulele Love-In
on May 3, 2013
Maybe it’s their charming, upbeat sound. Maybe it’s because they’re tiny, portable and cheaper than guitars. Whatever the reason, ukuleles are all the rage these days — from Eddie Vedder albums to Oakland cafes. Every month, local musician Madeline Tasquin, also known as Mana Maddy, hosts the “Ukulele Love-In” at Actual Cafe. Dozens of die-hard ukulele enthusiasts gather for a ukulele lesson, a featured ukulele performance, and a ukulele sing-a-long.
You can catch the next event on May 11th. After that, Tasquin heads to Europe for a three-month solo tour, so the event goes on hiatus until September. Learn more about the Ukulele Love-In on the Facebook group East Bay Ukulele Love or about Mana Maddy at ManaMaddy.com.
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[…] lesson followed by a featured performance then group sing-along. Oakland North did a great piece about the event as well. The event takes place place at Actual Cafe, an Oakland favorite local hangout spot that […]
Looking to connect with fellow Uke players consistently and enjoy the process. Have a great weekend