Ukulele & Languages

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你好 ! (Ni Hao) Feel like practising Chinese and ukulele today ?

Here are a couple of songs performed by Zhang Songtao.

First, a Cantonese song :

and another song :

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A great live performance by Mela Koteluk from Poland singing Stale Płynne, accompanied on ukulele by Tomasz Krawczyk.

If you’ve enjoyed the song Stale Płynne and would like to learn to play it, here is a tutorial with detailed explanations by Przyjazne ukulele.

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Today we’ll explore quite a few traditional songs played on the uke, before moving on to other types of songs from around the world and ending up with a couple of pop/rock ukulele covers and a funny bluesy original song to give you energy for the rest of the weekend.

Country: United-States / Language: English

ErinBev performs a traditional Scottish Folksong from the 18th century, The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond, on a baritone ukulele.

Lyrics and the history of the song. which was first published in 1841, can be found on Wikipedia.

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Coming to an acceptable level of Christmas mood has been rather difficult this year, partly because Christmas ukulele videos in languages other than English have been rather hard to find.

Santa did bring me a nice Christmas present though, with the addition of a new language to the Ukulele and Languages collection : Corsican.

With a couple of days to go before Christmas, I’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas, filled with ukulele songs and languages.

If you’ve come here just for the Christmas videos, scroll down to the end of this post. (It’s a bad idea though because you’ll miss some really good videos).

Let’s start the World tour with non-christmas songs in various styles to suit different tastes.

Country: United-States / Language: English

Great baritone ukulele fingerpicking on this cover of Richland Woman Blues, a song by country blues singer and guitarist Mississippi John Hurt performed by Jake Loew

Aaron Keim plays the ballad of  KC Jones. Casey Jones was a locomotive

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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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