In the heart of San Francisco’s bustling Chinatown district, the largest Chinese community outside Asia, the Ukulele Club of Chinatown meets to celebrate music from America and China. The club is organized by the Chinese Congregational Church, one of the oldest churches in the neighborhood, and takes place the third Wednesday of each month.

All levels of players are welcome to jam, and beginners have access to coaches and loaner ukuleles. The club selects six to eight songs in advance, which range from standards such as “What a Wonderful World” to “Beneath the Lion’s Rock,” the unofficial anthem of Hong Kong.


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Our photographer Erin Conger was there to capture all the fun.

 


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This article originally appeared in the
Summer 2015 issue of Ukulele magazine.

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