Ukulele & Languages

Different countries,
Different cultures
one common language... the ukulele.

Archive for August, 2011

This World Tour Post will make you travel to Eastern and Southern Europe as well as Asia and should delight your ears with a wide variety of languages.

Many thanks to Al from the best ukulele blog Uke Hunt for sending me links to many of the videos featured in this post.

1. Country: United-Kingdom / Language : Polish

British singer and songwriter Katy Carr performs O Moj Rozmarynie

2. Country: Serbia / Language: Serbian

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After a much needed long break I am back to share a ukulele song in a language not yet featured on Ukulele & Languages: Gujarati ( Gujarātī).

Many thanks to Canadian language lover and ukulele player Peter Forrest who informed me that he had endeavoured to learn a song in Gujarati.

The song, a poem for children, is called Aav Re Varsaad (Inviting Rain) and Peter has had the good idea to add the lyrics to the video.

I  tried in vain to find a full translation of the lyrics. This site however, besides inviting you to try out a Gujarati recipe, provides an explanation of the first verses:

” Let the rain spread its shower again and again, to enjoy the hot chapatis (Roti) with bitter Gourd curry”.

Here are the lyrics :

Aav re varsaad

Aav re varsaad, dhebariyo parsaad,
Ooni ooni rotli ne Kaarela nu shaak.

Aav re varsaad, nevale paani,
Nathaaree chhokree ne dedke taani.

Aav re varsaad, dhebariyo parsaad,
Ooni ooni rotli ne kaarelaa nu shaak

As I didn’t know anything about the Gujarātī language, I used this excellent opportunity to become less ignorant and to do a bit of research.

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