Ukulele & Languages

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Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

I’d like to start this World Tour Post with a video of Bosko & Honey playing a tune called Earthquake together with Gensblue from Japan.

My thoughts go to the people of Japan at this very difficult time.

You can help Bosko and Honey support the Japan Disaster Appeal by buying their Ukulele Safari Compilation CD. Full details are available from their site.

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By the time you read this, I’ll be somewhere between Lyon and Beijing, on my way for a very short 5-day-trip to China for work. It is quite amusing to think that I am taking my Kala Pocket Mahogany Ukulele back to China where it was produced, safely stored in my hand-luggage.

Besides my Kala Pocket, I have synchronised the 2nd Uke Hunt Podcast to my iPod, and I’ve had to refrain from listening to it for a few days to save it for my ten-hour-flight.

Now, time for the latest World Tour findings.

1. Country : Russia / Language : Russian

The band Ado with Andrei Gorokhov on vocals and ukulele.

2. Country : Ukraine / Venezuelan Waltz

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Today we’ll not only fly like a bee to all corners of the globe, we’ll also travel back in time with a few covers of older tunes.

Australia, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the UK and the US will be among our destinations with a few nice linguistic surprises such as a Russian song performed by an American or a Mexican song performed by a German.

Australia

Gwyn aka Gwynthesizer does a really nice cover of Winter is Blue by Vashti Bunyan, an artist I didn’t know before listening to Gwyn‘s cover.

Streetwize Birdcage from Perth perform

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Today we’ll be listening to a few ukulele (or rather укулеле) players  from Russia.

1. Сауспэн Драмз — Позеры on a bright yellow ukulele :

2. The Scheidenbach, a Russian band, playing The Dream of the Pirate

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The best time of year has finally arrived : summer holidays !
Time for freedom, BBQ’s, ukulele in the garden, tomato salads and… aluminium cucumbers… Apparently that’s what they have in Russia, check this song :

And in case you’re just like me and not too keen on cucumbers, you can enjoy roses, white roses as in this other Russian song :

Thanks to Al from the best ukulele blog there is for sending me the link to that …

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