From Japan

  • 1933 ‘Ukulele All Stars

    Special collaboration group is created, and they are called – “`Ukulele All Stars”! The group consists of talented musicians and `ukulele enthusiasts in Japan, led by Boo Takagi. Although he is well known as a member of the Drifters, he has been very passionate about `Ukulele for many years, and loves Hawai’i. About 25 years ago, Boo-san asked `Ukulele Picnic in Hawai’i’s executive producer, Sekiguchi-san, “Can we organize something, like `Ukulele Orchestra?” and that’s how this dream-like group was formed.

    According to Sekiguchi-san, there are two very important criteria to be in this 1933 `Ukulele All Stars – 1) loves `Ukulele, and 2) respects Mr. Boo Takagi with whole heart. Current members are, Yoshio Nomura (very famous Tanokin-Torio member),Yoko Oginome, Kimiko Wakiyama, Yu Hatakeyama, Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, and Boo Takagi.