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Project Ukelele Gangsterism

@ VOL 23 ON APR 16, 2013

Project Ukulele Gangsterism (PUG) is inspired by the Emersonian idea that while some pursue happiness, others create it.

As Adil Dhalla explains, "This project is for the creators - but is also for the collaborators, the courageous and the nonconformists - who share the belief that our lives are made richer when we engage with strangers and take the time to meaningfully connect with people who cross our paths in everyday life."

This performance was their first and perhaps their last outside of our subway hack.

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Coming Out!

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Nina Lesiga makes life more worth living! She creates extraordinary experiences in ordinary situations and tells how she entertained throngs of people in a Macy’s elevator during a busy holiday shopping period. Her joy for life is contagious!

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Ukulele, Mekulele

@ VOL 11 ON MAR 15, 2018

For the past decade, Yanti Rowland has performed locally in many different combos and venues. From Jazz Standards at weddings or retirement homes to rock ballads for fundraisers, either live or karaoke, Yanti has a diverse range of vocal talents.  Not only is Yanti involved with performances, she also passionately teaches ukulele and voice at the Martin St. Art and Music Gallery as well as beginner musical theatre at Even Dance in Penticton. Wife to local RMT, Brent Rowland, and mother of 3 daughters, Yanti loves to perform and teach year round in the South Okanagan.  As a featured vocalist for hire, Yanti performs with local jazz band Sax Among Friends, The Justin Glibbery Quartet and with Crawford & Crossley Quartet. Please visit for details on upcoming performances.

In her PechaKucha Penticton presentation, Yanti sings us through how learning to play the ukulele showed her the way to a more fulfilling life through non-judgmental self observation.