Hollywood actress Zooey Deschanel is leading a revival of the ukelele–because
she fears the unusual instrument will become defunct unless people start
playing it again.
The actress’ grandmother inspired her to take up the
guitar-like instrument, by telling her inspirational stories about the
ukelele’s fashionable status during the 1920s.
But Deschanel is anxious about the absence of her favorite instrument in
contemporary music, so has urged fans to follow her example by learning how to
play the ukelele.
She says, “I urge all my fans, friends, family anyone who’ll listen to play
the ukelele. It’s a brilliant instrument.
“I took it up after my granny told me about all the cool people who played
it, and the great clubs they performed in. It’s got such a great sound that you don’t hear any more. So please, learn it and keep the ukelele alive.”
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