Ukulele & Languages

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

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On the menu of our Ukulele World Tour today is some French poetry set to Italian, some classical music from Japan, a traditional song from Serbia sung by a Portuguese ukulele player, a song by a lovely Mexican girl, a ukulele entertainer from the Czech Republic,, some ukulele improvising from Spain and finally, a cover of a French song.

Enjoy !

Country : Italy / Language: Italian

Georges Brassens discovered the works of French poet Antoine Pol, among which Emotions Poétiques (1918), and decided to set the poem Les Passantes to music in 1972. This in turn inspired Italian Fabrizio De André, who translated the song to Italian and included it in an album called Canzoni.

Read the French poem here.


Duccio, a ukulele player from Italy, covers the song in Italian : Le Passanti.

Country: Japan / Language: Japanese

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I am still not quite ready to get into the Christmas mood so you’ll have to wait a bit more before you see a Christmas ukulele World Tour post (and it’s not Christmas everywhere in the world anyway).

If you can’t wait, you might want to check last year’s bunch of Christmas videos here and here.

In the meantime, here are some ukulele videos from the UK, the US, France, BrazilGermany, KoreaDenmark and the Czech Republic.

Country : United-Kingdom / Language: English

A lovely animated song by Keston Cobblers Club : Giraffe Junkie

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Today the focus on ukulele and languages is shifting eastward. The songs have been quite tricky to find as some YouTubers have a cunning way to tag their videos so you don’t find them. Searching for videos in languages you don’t speak is quite challenging but it also brings me the satisfaction to find out a little bit about different cultures.

28. Ukrainian –  Веселі Біоритми – Любов! (Funny biorhythms – love !)
This guy is having great fun singing and has gone to great lengths to match his shirt, ukulele and kazoo !

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