January 11th, 2012
12:17 PM ET

Inside NYC's underground ukulele scene

By The Next List Staff, CNN

New York (CNN) - Here at The Next List we’re pretty gung-ho about Jake Shimabukuro and the amazing things he does with a ukulele. And Jake's not the only one. Ukulele lovers are on the rise – all over the world.

Here’s a glimpse into the “uke” subculture right here in New York City as ukulele lovers and players gathered on a cold winter night to celebrate all things uke. It’s the NYC Ukulele Meetup Group at the Uke Hut in Maui Taco in Manhattan. Ukulele aficionado Ken Bari Murray tells us all about it. Enjoy!

A "uku" player at Maui Taco, NYC

Tune in Sunday at 2 p.m. ET to see The Next List's full profile of Jake Shimabukuro. And please Follow us, Like us, and check out our photos!

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  2. Carly

    Great video. How about some ukulele blues? http://youtu.be/s1Fa2QAlFNE

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    January 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Reply
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      The kid can carry a tuneI'm still way a bgneiner, with incredibly amateurish chops, and yet look at how I am able to amuse myself already: The Reuben Kincaid: Fire on the Mountain, take 2, basic uke feel track

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