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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

Click the audio player to listen to sounds from the Ukulele Love-In.


  1. Ukulele Love In | ukuleleinspired on May 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    […] 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 […]

  2. Greg Atticus Mack on January 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Looking to connect with fellow Uke players consistently and enjoy the process. Have a great weekend

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