I don’t know anyone from the ukulele.fr team even though I am French, so it is about time I met some more French ukulele players. The Paris Ukulele Bazar seems like a perfect opportunity to do so.
The venue is Les 3 Baudets in the 18th district of Paris, not far from Montmartre.
Among other things the programme includes an exhibition of ukulele pictures and drawings, workshops for both children and adults, the screening of a documentary on the association Ukuleles for Peace, the screening of the ukulele documentary The Mighty Uke.
Ken Middleton will be there with his Ohana ukes as will Musique83 , the internet ukulele shop from which I bought my last uke, and a Parisian string instruments shop owned by Rosyne and François Charle.
This will be followed by an Apéro-concert where you will be able to enjoy Tiki drinks, Elvis sandwiches and Hawaiian pupus while listening to various members of the Paris Ukulele Hui (Parisian ukulele club) and find out if you have won anything from the big raffle.
From 20:30, a series of acts will display their ukulele talents. Those include Belgian Ukulelezaza, British Hugh Coltman, French Eddy La Gooyatsh, Canadian Shelley O’Brien, French Fay Lovsky et Dominique Cravic with Claire Elzière, Cyril LeFebvre, Bertrand Saint-Guillain, Jano, KrRrk, and the Hot Club de Pom-Pom Gali and Jicé and Benj.
For full details, visit http://bazar.ukulele.fr/
If you intend to go there, let me know in the comments.