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  Christine Georgenson  

“The Jumping Flea: A History of the Ukulele”  The ukulele is enjoying its third wave of popularity right now. What are the secrets of this happy sounding instrument? This presentation covers the early days of the ukulele from its Portuguese and Hawaiian roots, as well as some of the major artists and songs that have popularized it over the years up until today. Christine Georgenson moved from England to the U.S. in 1987. She received a B.A. in education from Lakeland College, Milwaukee and an A.A. in liberal arts from Concordia University, Mequon. Christine studied piano and music theory for ten years in England, working toward the external exams of the Royal School of Music. She plays the harmonica and ukulele, is a member of the Milwaukee Ukulele Club and plays with the Fox Point UKU-Ladies. She also volunteered as a docent at the Milwaukee Art Museum for five years.

 

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