AARP Presents Free Jake Shimabukuro Concert

May 23, 2021, 3:48 PM HST
* Updated May 23, 2:11 PM
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Celebrate Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a free live stream concert with Hawai`i’s own Jake Shimabukuro on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 2 p.m. HST.

The virtual performance, sponsored by AARP AAPI Community, will celebrate the perspectives of AAPI storytellers. Shimabukuro will also highlight the connection between music and health.

Those interested must pre-register to get a link to the live stream. Go to or the AARP Hawai`i Facebook page and click on Upcoming Events to see all of the virtual events AARP Hawai`i offers. The concert is free and those interested do not have to be AARP members to attend.

Shimabukuro’s performances include singing and ukulele music, combining elements of Jazz, Funk, Rock, Bluegrass, and Folk into his compositions. An internationally known award-winning artist, Shimabukuro believes there is a connection between music and health.

“We could all use a little more music in our lives,” he said in a video promoting the concert. “AARP studies have shown that music can help to reduce stress, boost mood and inspire movement. Music can also encourage social interaction through activities like singing, dancing and performing together.”

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