Ukulele & Languages

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

Archive for March, 2012

The focus of this World Tour will be mainly on instrumental fingerstyle ukulele from around the world but I’ve also featured a couple of  other videos with singing.

1. Poland

Pawel‘s ukulele arrangement of Sen o Warszawie (The dream about Warsaw) by Czesław Niemen performed on a Makapili koa tenor ukulele.

2. Belgium

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At the other end of the world from France, Rose Turtle Ertler, an Australian ukulele player has decided to bring together two of her passions : ukulele and cooking. The result of this combination is a book titled What Do Ukulele Players Eat ? in which Rose has compiled recipes from ukulele players around the world.

Rose has been very kind to answer a few questions which tell us more about the ukulele in Australia and about her book.

U&L:  You are a musician from Australia. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your musical style and your ukulele story ?

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My friend Ganymede Gwilym and I have been experimenting playing the blues on the ukulele. After trying many different things, we’ve created a quick and easy song with improvised lyrics called I Ain’t Got The Blues !

We played the song on a concert Kala KA-CEM and Concert Fluke.

If you’d like to learn some ukulele blues techniques, we strongly recommend Al‘s ebook How To Play Blues Ukulele in which we learnt many things we use in the video.

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