Monday, August 10, 2009

Brazilian Water Conservation Campaign

Kevin C., whom I met about 5 years ago at my first Northern California Ukulele Festival in Hayward, California and then remet many times at the Berkeley Ukulele Club at Mike DaSilva's ukulele workshop and studio, sent me the following video link on YouTube. I had heard the story on the radio just recently, perhaps on the educational Public Radio International.
The campaign is to teach children water conservency in a rather unique fashion. In America, we have a more puritanical view when it comes to showing body parts or bodily functions. But in Europe and, by the looks of this, Brazilian's tend to take things a bit more naturally. I think I hear an 'ukulele in there too.
Kevin has been on a bit of a hiatus lately, he's hiding somewhere up in Fairfield, taking care of his family and his work. I never really got the "down low" on your tricking bluesy stuff that you would always dazzle us with at the back of the club. And Kevin, thanks for letting me know your finding some entertaiment here on the blog and thanks for sharing a bit of Brazil. HU

1 comment:

  1. Jeff,
    Thanks for the kind words about my new Classic Standards for Ukulele. I am wild about that girl with the ukulele in the photo above the review. maybe I should use her on the cover.
    The Classic Bossa Nova book is still in the making but will feature all of the Jobim Classics and a few more.
    Glen Rose