Va Va Voom! 22-Year-Old Electric Uke Virtuoso Is... Electrifying
In a word... WOW. 22-year-old Taimane Gardner, a Honolulu native, stuns the audience with her electric uke rendition of Bach's Toccata.
Forget the fact that Taimane's skill level is incredible... her stage presence is insane! Taimane has been performing and winning ukulele contests since the age of five. Says Taimane: "I remember the day I got it. It was lying on the table and the first thing that popped into my head was 'rock star'. I picked it up and played in front of the mirror until I broke a string."
NOTE: Although this video is titled Taimane's Toccata, YouTube user missemilyliz11 comments: "Anyway, saying that this is Toccata by Bach is ignorant. The piece starts off with Carmen by Bizet, and at about 0:40 it's Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and not? until 0:58-1:22 she starts playing a fraction of the Toccata by Bach."
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