The CC Strummers, formed by performer/teacher/mentor Cali Rose some five years ago, continue to strum, grow and perform with their once laughed-at and now trendy ukulele. The seniors who have committed to buying a ukulele, practicing the music and singing in public will show off their skills from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at 4095 Overland Ave. Parking is available at the Veteran’s Center on Culver Boulevard.
Rose, who foresaw the trend that inspired ukulele players to form bands and proliferate across the country, will be demonstrating the results of the rehearsals on Tuesday at the Culver City Senior Center with a band now grown to some 60 players from beginner to accomplished.
The free Spring Fling Show at the Culver City Senior Center’s auditorium is an hour of eclectic music from the repertoire of Rose’s extensive musical background as a lounge and concert singer. An experienced performer who knows how to charm an audience, her music is from several eras including recent hits, sing-able, playable, fun and free.
From sentimental favorites to rousing nostalgic ballads, the hour long program will entertain, invite sing-alongs and show the expertise of the 40-plus musicians who joined the group five years ago when it began or last month.
Their next engagement is performing at the 2016 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival in September .