Mighty Uke

About the Show

Born in Hawaii in the 1880s, the ukulele was so easy to play that by the '20s, it was the most popular instrument in the American home. But then the rise of the rock and roll guitar pushed the uke into unfashionable obscurity. Until now that is, when in the internet age, the instrument is making a comeback and a new generation is rediscovering a unique musical voice. This documentary travels the world to chronicle the amazing comeback of a musical underdog.