How to Play Ukuleles for Peace

How often do you get the chance to get some kickass ukulele tabs and do your bit for world peace at the same time?

You may well have heard of Ukuleles for Peace already. The charity is based in Israel and run by Paul Moore who teaches ukulele to Jewish and Arab kids and brings them together in a ukulele orchestra. The goal is to create friendships and links between otherwise entirely separate communities.

Ukuleles for Peace works in two towns – Tira and Hod Hasharon – where it has been hugely successful. There are even discussions about the group performing at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

But they do need money to keep up the good work and, hopefully, expand into other towns in the region. To that end, I’ve got together with the the glittering elite of online ukulele tabbers and put together and ebook of tunes from around the world arranged for ukulele. It features tabs/arrangements from Brian Hefferan, Dominator, James Hill, Ken Middleton, Mark Kailana Nelson, Wilfried Welti and me. You can find out more about it, read the contents, listen to tracks and buy it here. And the money goes directly to Ukuleles for Peace.

And you really should buy it. Look at their little faces (and in this video). Not giving these kids ukuleles is exactly the same as going round strangling puppies.

If you can’t afford it, you can help even more by spreading the word about Ukuleles for Peace and the ebook by talking about it on blogs, forums, MySpace, Facebook, Live Journal and anywhere you can find people who might listen.

Go buy How to Play Ukuleles for Peace.

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