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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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Many original songs in this week’s Ukulele World Tour, with a focus on Europe and Asia. We’ll be starting with France (yes, I know France is video number one yet again, but it is really nice), moving North-East to Germany then Poland, back to Switzerland and end up in Thailand.

1. Country: France / Language: French

Les Poupées Gonflées have just released a new song, Les Copines de la Femme de Mon Mari (The girlfriends of my husband’s wife).  Lovely vocal harmonies, great video, a real treat.

Many thanks to Valérie from Les Poupées Gonflées for sending me the link.

2. Country: Germany / Language: English

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If you have been trying to find a geographic logic into the order of the videos in my Weekly World Tour posts, I bet you have some doubts about my sense of geography.

Well, besides the fact that I revise my geography with this kind of video, I am, just like Al in his Uke Tubes, trying to place my videos in an order that unfolds well. So rest assured that the order of the videos has …

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