The 'Ukelele
A History


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The 'Ukelele
A History

by John King (Author)
by Jim Tranquada (Author)



ISBN: 9780824835446


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This is the first fully documented account of the history of the Ukulele as an iconic element of Hawaiian culture. The authors discuss the evolution of ukulele as a musical instrument from the origin in Madeira Island and also its central role in the diffusion of Hawaiian music in the United States. The work goes much beyond the usual ukulele as collectible approach and places the instrument in its social, political, and cultural contexts of Western Europe, Hawaii, and the US Mainland.


ISBN 824835441
ISBN13 9780824835446
Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 15/08/2012
Pages 336
Weight (grammes) 816
Published in United States
Height (mm) 254
Width (mm) 178