Festivals Music PodcastsAugust 23, 2017


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This Friday, the fifth annual New Jersey Uke Fest – that’s Uke as in Ukulele – begins at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center in Whippany. This weekend of concerts and workshops ends on Sunday with a big outdoor “Uke Jam” on the Morristown Green in Morristown, New Jersey. Chris Benincasa recently spoke with one of the festival’s organizers, Fil Wisneski, about what happens when hundreds of ukulele players congregate, and the distinct musical styles of featured artists Kimo Hussey, Rachel Manke and Danielle Ate The Sandwich.

 

Editor’s Note: Visit our friends at The Folk Project at www.folkproject.org for more information and to download  Friday night’s jam songbook!

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Christopher Benincasa
Christopher Benincasa

Christopher Benincasa is an Emmy Award-winning arts and culture journalist.