Litmus Films

Ukulele Pioneer

George Hinchliffe - Ukulele Pioneer (20min, Jun ’06)


Ukulele sales are booming, and uke-legend George Hinchliffe is a big part of the reason why. A portal into the parallel universe of London’s ukulele microculture with the director of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain as our guide. It blows away the notion of the ukulele as a novelty instrument – in George’s hands it beomces a witty, subversive, powerful and oddly charming interpreter of the language of music. Rather like George himself.