Ukulele & Languages

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Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

I’ve been receiving clear signs lately, telling me that I was on the brink of burnout. I’ve already tried to ignore those signs in the past and I’m certainly not prepared to do that again, as it had disastrous effects.

This means that I will need to take some time off the blog to try and review my stress management techniques, get some rest when I can as I still have 3 weeks to go before I have some days off work. Rest assured that I’m not taking time off my uke, that’s for sure !

Anyhow, here is a bunch of videos to keep you busy until my return. Hope you enjoy !

Ukulele World Tour videos :

I am very thankful to Deach for sending me the link to a video in Latvian ( Lettish), which adds a new language to the ukulele collection of world languages.

George is a singer songwriter from Canada who wrote a really nice song in Lettish. I think it is the first time I listen to the sound of the Latvian language :

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Ukuleles for Peace is a wonderful organisation working towards creating bonds between Jewish and Arab children by bringing them together to play the ukulele. The project was initiated by ukulelist Paul Moore and the administrator of the organisation is Daphna Orion, his wife.

The Ukuleles for Peace organisation describe their goal as :

From Conflict to Coexistence: Creating opportunities for Jewish and Arab children to meet and become involved with one another in their daily lives.

The children of the Ukuleles for Peace orchestra are from the towns of Tira, a city with a muslim Arab population, and Hod Hasharon, a Jewish city. Both cities lie north of Tel Aviv, in the Center district of Israel.

In January 2010, Aquila strings (Aquila Corde) sent Lorenzo Vignando to film a documentary on the Ukuleles for Peace organisation. Aquila strings have been a generous sponsor and have donated strings and ukuleles to the Ukuleles for Peace cause.

Here is the documentary filmed by Lorenzo who has used his film-making talent to give us an insight into the Ukulele for Peace projet. You will no doubt recognise krabbers‘ beautiful song This Message .

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This is the closing Beatles ukulele covers post where ukulele covers of songs from the last Beatles albums, Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road and Let It Be will be featured.

Yellow Submarine (1969)

Let’s enter the atmosphere of the album with a cover of Yellow Submarine performed by ArmyOfCuteness from the United-States.

Najmah from Singapore covers All Together Now on ukulele, melodica, shaker and xylophone.

Learn how to play All You Need Is Love with Michael Lynch‘s tutorial …

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