Today I’m inviting you to a world tour of fingerstyle ukulele players from 9 different countries. You’ll be able to hear different styles of music interpreted by players from different horizons, showing the versatility of the ukulele.
Tim, from the United States is playing a version of Larry O’Gaff. The parts where the video is in color are from John King‘s version, and those where the video is in black and white are adapted from James Hill‘s version.
Also from the US, Dominator is playing a cover of Jake Shimabukuro‘s Piano Forte.
Ukulele Igor from Finland is playing the Magic Ukulele Waltz by Roy Smeck, mixing fingerpicking and strumming.
3. South Korea
UkuleleKorea is playing Romance d’amour on a KoAloha KTM-00.
Sam from Seoul mixes ukulele with ocarina in the theme of the film 13 jours en France. The two instruments make a beautiful combination.
Derek Phillips from Australia is playing a piece by Fernando Sor, arranged by Jamie Holding.
Swiss-German Wilfried Welti is playing the theme of the film The Thin Red Line.
This is a very lovely mix of ukulele, languages and poetry which I have favourited. Ken Middleton from the UK is reciting a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca called Piccolo Valzer Viennese while playing the ukulele. Ken has added the words to the poem on the info section on his video page.
In a completely different style, Rob MacKillop from Scotland playing a fingerstyle study called The Blue Uke.
Herman Vandecauter playing Fantasia by Adrien Leroy on a tenor ukulele.
TortuemanI in a classical piece by T. Methou
Da-Ima from Hokkaido plays a Pavane pour une infante défunte from French composer Maurice Ravel for Bosko and Honey’s 2008 Safari.