Wacky costumes, ukuleles and confetti are not usually a part of orchestral performances. The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is trying to change that, and they’re touring Iowa this week. Age Pryor, the band's co-founder, says that when the group got started, they were really just a ukulele jam band meeting at the local cafe.
"I discovered ukulele on a trip to the island of Fiji. I saw people just relaxing and jamming out at the end of the day. It reminded me why I got in to music in the first place. They were just having a jam," Pryor explains. "So, when I came back, I talked with Bret, and we started playing."
During this segment of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with founder Pryor and band member Adam Morely-Hall about the ukulele and the power of performance that’s silly and simple.