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A ukulele café hits a high note with customers

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 01:07

A coffee shop encourages its customers to play ukuleles in the Philippines. Angela Moore reports.

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The light and cheerful sound of the ukulele fills a coffee shop in the Philippines. Here at the Uke Box Caffe in Manila, customers are encouraged to pick out a ukulele to play or to just listen. Sometimes there's even a music instructor to give lessons to beginners. SOUNDBITE: Tryron de Guzman, ukulele instructor, saying (English): "Regardless of your background in life, your music ed or whatsoever, professional, a businessman... As long as you want to relax, this is the instrument that we encourage you to grab." The idea of relaxing at the cafe has struck a chord with some. SOUNDBITE: Jana Deborah Mier, doctor and ukulele enthusiast, saying (English): "Weekends are special for me. That's my time with family and also to recuperate from work. So I consider this as an option for relaxation." A cup of coffee, a ukulele and a song - that's all you may need to fine tune your day.

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A ukulele café hits a high note with customers

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 01:07