The Popularity of the Ukulele and Ukes in Schools

The Huffington Post AND posted a ‘collaborative’ story entitled, ‘Brooklynites Crazy For Ukuleles’.  In the article the writer gives various reasons for the growing popularity of the ukulele and explains why it is the perfect instrument for these times of ‘recession.
The article mentions that Kala is promoting with this in mind and is seeking to reach out to a broader audience.  An excerpt of the article:
‘We’re trying to get the ukulele taught in schools, we’re doing a big push,” he said. “Schools have had budget cuts and they’re looking to cut costs, the ukulele is a perfect instrument for that.’
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