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AARP presents free Jake Shimabukuro concert

  • Courtesy photo AARP will host a free livestream concert with Jake Shimabukuro on Thursday in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a free livestream concert with Hawaii’s own Jake Shimabukuro at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 27.

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.

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You must pre-register to get a link to the livestream. Visit aarp.org/nearyou or the AARP Hawaii Facebook page and click on “Upcoming Events” to see all of the virtual events AARP Hawaii offers.

The concert is free and you do not have to be an AARP member to attend.

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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, he believes there is a connection between music and health.

“We could all use a little more music in our lives,” Shimabukuro 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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