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For those of you who have missed the Ukulele World Tour posts, I have finally found a bit of time to scan for the latest world videos. Today’s selection include ukulele videos from Finland, Brazil, Thailand, Germany, Denmark and Italy.

6 Countries, 4 languages… I hope you enjoy!

1. Country: Finland / Language: English

Jussi and Michael cover Have You Ever Seen The Rain by the band Creedence Clearwater Revival

2. Country: Brazil / Language: Brazilian Portuguese

Thanks to Marcelo from the blog Ukulele Brasil, here is Brazilian ukulele player Ivo Mozart in Mocinho do cinema.

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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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I am not sure whether it is the fact that temperatures have been unusually low this week or rather my reading a fascinating book about Norse Mythology but this week’s Ukulele World Tour will be exclusively Scandinavian.

On the menu, a favourite of mine, Svavar Knútur from Iceland, Siri Nilsen singing in Norwegian, some punk uke with Swedish Elvira Bira, a ukulele composition from Denmark by Carsten Knudsen , and a fishy Danish children song by the Kapitalen Klash.

1. Country: Iceland / Language: Icelandic

Most of Svavar Knútur‘s latest videos are guitar videos so I was well pleased to find one featuring the ukulele and even more pleased by the fact that he was singing in Icelandic, a language that really ravishes my ears.

Svavar Knútur is a talented Icelandic folk singer songwriter with a wonderful melancholy voice often singing about Icelandic myths and legends. Read an interview of Svavar Knútur here.

Svavar Knútur singing Mamma at the Melodica Acoustic Festival in Iceland.

2. Country: Norway / Language: Norwegian

Another pleasant find this week is this video of Siri Nilsen and her ukulele

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Denmark is not too exotic a place but it’s been quite hard to find ukulele songs in Danish. But after many attempts, I finally found two :

41 – Danish
Firstly this short ukulele song : Ukulele sangen by Dan Andersen.

The video displays the lyrics so you can learn some Danish

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