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Japanese American Museum of San Jose
August 2013
Special Film Screening

Jake Shimabukuro:  Life on Four Strings
Photo courtesy of CAAM
  Sunday, August 18, 2013 
1:00 p.m.

Japanese American Museum San Jose  

535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA  95112

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj
Photo courtesy of CAAM
) is pleased to announce that we will be  one of the host venues for the Center for Asian American Media's 2013 CAAMfest San Jose. In partnership with the Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS), we will be screening Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings. This film premiered at the 2012 CAAMfest in San Francisco to a sold-out audience and moved the audience to tears.



"Music communicates the purest form of human emotion."

- Jake Shimabukuro


Photo courtesy of CAAM
This film is a compelling portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument's potential. Through intimate conversations with Shimabukuro, Life on Four Strings reveals the cultural and personal influences that have shaped the man and the musician. On the road from Los Angeles to New York to Japan, the film captures the essence of solitary life on tour: the exhilaration of performance, the wonder of newfound fame, the loneliness of separation from home and family. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tadashi Nakamura, this documentary will truly touch your heart. 


The 2013 CAAMfest San Jose runs from August 16 to 18. Please visit the  CAAM website for more information.

Cost: Free with admission to the museum (nonmembers, $5; students and seniors over age 65, $3; JAMsj members and children under 12, free).   Please contact PublicPrograms@jamsj.org or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a spot.

Calendar of Events

Through December 2013:  Chidori Band and SJ Taiko Exhibit
August 3, 2013: 
Meet the Author: Tom Graves
For more information about our public programs, please contact PublicPrograms@JAMsj.org

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Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Tel: (408) 294-3138
Email: mail@jamsj.org