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 nothing to do with latitude and longitude, linguistic considerations, or with how much I like a country (yeah, I know, France is first in this post).
1. Country: France / Language: English
Let’s start the tour with some lively strumming and nice vocal harmonies with Rel-Bar from France in a cover of Cry Cry Cry by Johnny Cash.
2. Country: Australia / Language: Australian Kriol
Thanks Al for a new language addition to Ukulele & Languages!
Australian Kriol is an Australian Creole language that was born out of the contact between European settlers and people in the Northern regions of Australia.
Ali Mills performs a catchy Waltjim Bat Matilda in Australian Kriol.
3. Country: Korea / Language: Korean
More cool strumming with a Korean folksong, Arirang Gangwondo performed by Cho.
4. Country: United-Kingdom / Language: English
In addition to his usual masterful playing, Al pushes the limits once more and manages to clap his hands in time and without dropping his ukulele (which is not held by a strap) in his performance of the Fraggle Rock Theme Tune.
Al really deserves the ukulele Sceptre!
5. Country: Japan / Language: Japanese
Fingerstyle song in Japanese, 生きてる事がつらいなら (It would be hard to be alive) by Moriyama Naotarou played by Sanotti.
6. Country: Germany / Language: Russian
Moving on to Germany with Блюз о безусловном вреде пьянства (A blues on the unconditional harm of drinking) performed by Andryus in em… Russian.
7. Country: Germany / Instrumental
Finally, to lull you to sleep and invite you to look deep within yourself, a soothing Abendlied (evening song) called Der Mond ist aufgegangen (The moon has risen) arranged by Jens.
Jens has found an English translation to the lyrics of this beautiful German song, available here.