Jake Shimabukuro Covers "Bohemian Rhapsody"

September 28, 2010


If you have the latest issue of Hyphen -- and you should -- then most likely you've gotten your swoon on over cover model Jake Shimabukuro, ukelele player extraordinaire and subject of a forthcoming documentary by filmmaker Tad Nakamura.

To get you amped for what looks to be a film that you can actually rock out to with your parents present and not have it be awkward, Tad sent over a video of one of Jake's music performances while shooting footage in Hiroshima, Japan. Below is a beautifully shot black-and-white clip of the artist's equally beautiful rendition of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." You know, because that song is, like, super simple to recreate especially with just four strings.

Commence swooning.


Sylvie Kim

contributing editor & blogger

Sylvie Kim is a contributing editor at Hyphen. She previously served as Hyphen's blog coeditor with erin Khue Ninh, film editor, and blog columnist.

She writes about gender, race, class and privilege in pop culture and media (fun fun fun!) at www.sylvie-kim.com and at SF Weekly's The Exhibitionist blog. Her work has also appeared on Racialicious and Salon.