Ukulele & Languages

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one common language... the ukulele.

Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

Today’s Ukulele World Tour brings two new language additions : Lao or Laotian and Estonian. You will see that the number of flags on the World Tour Index is increasing steadily (the index is visible on the right hand side when you are inside a World Tour post and you can click on the flag of any country to see all related posts). Don’t hesitate to send me links to ukulele videos in other languages! I need all the help I can get to carry on documenting the ukulele spread around the world.

Other international ukulele news include the fact that a YouTube ukulele channel has been created in Georgian. No ukulele videos in Georgian as per yet but the aim of the channel UkuleleGeorgia is to make the ukulele known to people in Georgia in their own language.

Let’s hope this will make many Georgian ukulele converts who will, some day, upload Georgian songs performed on the ukulele. I just love the look of the Georgian alphabet. Seeing ukulele written უკულელე makes it all the more exotic.

We’ll also be travelling to Argentina, the United-States (including Hawaii) and France.

1. Country: Laos /Language: Lao (Laotian)

Lao music played by Luke and Ey with cheerful villagers from near Thakhek in south-central Laos.

2. Country: Argentina / Language: Spanish

Argentinean band Las Taradas perform

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This third post on The Beatles ukulele covers will focus on the years 1966 and 1967, covering the following albums : Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour.

Revolver (August 1966)

Ukulele virtuoso Taimane plays a brilliant version of Eleanor Rigby

Fanny Fanlight from the UK covers I’m only sleeping.

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Next stop on our tour of Latin America is Argentina.

Let’s start with a cover of Me Late, a song by Argentinian Reggae Rock band Los Pericos, played on a tenor uke by Diego from the Dominican Republic. Just to avoid any confusion, “Me Late” is not a grammatically incorrect form of  “I’m late”  but means “Beats me” in Spanish.

The lyrics for the song can be found here.

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Here is part six of the “Ukulele and Languages” series of posts, with ukulele songs from various Latin American countries.

24. Venezuela (Spanish) – La burbuja by El Rey Tuqueque
Lyrics can be found on the info section of the YouTube page

25. Argentina (Spanish) – Mejor no hablemos de amor
This is a ukulele cover of a song by the Argentinean band Enanitos Verdes. Lyrics can be found here

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