Ukulele & Languages

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Different cultures
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Burnout and world ukulele videos

13 2010

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 :

Dylan from Malaysia is another ukulele player I discovered on YouTube who sings in an amazing number of languages including Hebrew and Maori.

Here is his version of a song in Hebrew, Bo Ruach Elohim

PotofBasil has pointed out a Ukulele Jazz video from Nepal. Nepali is yet another language that was missing in my collection. Thanks to PotofBasil for the many videos he regularly sends my way !

Nepali song, performed by sakahari

Fingerstyle Ukulele

Valéry Sauvage, Ukeval, has arranged a lovely celtic style piece from his region of France, Poitou, named Scottish Poitevine.

He has made his arrangement available here.

Wilfried Welti displays a lot of sensitivity in his playing of Carolan’s Dream, a celtic harp piece. A really beautiful piece.

Ukulele and animations

PotofBasil has yet again been the source of information for these 2 lovely animations in German.

The first one is based on the fairy tale Hänsel und Gretel and played and sung by Bernd Dombrowski.

The second song is called Lass dich nicht auf sowas ein! and is performed by Fritz Hermann and Caruke

Let’s conclude appropriately with The Yawning song (I’m so tired) , performed by phreddcatt

So long !

5 Comments »

  1. Al on the 13th of March 2010 @ 12:15

    Enjoy your blog-rest, Armelle. Look forward to your return.

  2. Armelle Europe on the 13th of March 2010 @ 15:38

    Thanks, Al. I hope I’ll be able to come back soon.

  3. PotofBasil on the 15th of March 2010 @ 01:42

    Time to recharge the batteries and get away
    from the site for a while, Armelle. Then take
    a good look to see if anything in your approach
    needs to be altered or if you’re more sure than
    ever that what you’re doing is the right way to go.

    Jeff, just a little while ago mentioned taking a
    break from HU, and I said the same things to him.
    Breaks, sort of naps from blogging, are very good
    things. And yes, of course, the ukulele is with us
    always.

  4. Acilius on the 17th of March 2010 @ 16:46

    Good luck, Armelle! I hope you enjoy your time off.

  5. cousin alice on the 20th of March 2010 @ 11:40

    beautiful, warm, melancholy,

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