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Photographer: Andy Prisbylla
Title: Sleep All Summer: The Making of Suits & Ukes
Location: United States
  

The ukulele, or the “uke” as it is affectionately called, is a member of the guitar family of instruments. Developed in the 1880s, the instrument originated in Hawaii and was popularized by the pre-World War II period musicians of the Depression Era, who embraced it for its portability and inexpensiveness. The instrument later became a staple of the jazz age and proved popular with amateur players. After the 1960s, the ukulele became less fashionable, becoming more of a novelty item geared towards younger markets. In the past 10 years however, the uke has found a resurgence amongst a new generation of musicians, one of them being Ben Prisbylla of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

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