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Old Blind Mole Orkestra, Roland Abadie, DoReMi : French ukulele scene

24 2009

I have been so busy trying to search for ukulele videos from far and away that I have completely neglected to check what was going on on the French ukulele scene. In order to amend myself, I declare this week a French ukulele week.

Firstly, let me invite you to Angoulême’s market where the Old Blind Mole Orkestra were filmed performing Pink Elephant. A very lively performance!

Next comes  Roland Abadie, musician and comedian, performing a song from his latest album Le Cirque Bidon, a musical tale for children called Garrigue. Francis Ferrié is playing the percussion and David Lévy the ukulele.

I dedicate the next live performance to Alex (Flamby1er from the COULE), one of the world’s nicest ukulele players. Alex came for a weekend visit here and this marked the first time I ever played with another uker, a really brilliant experience !

Uke weekend in Burgundy Uke Weekend with Alex

The song, the theme for a popular French-Japanese cartoon called Les Mystérieuses Cités d’Or was among those we played together for my children. Here it is, performed by DoReMi Game & Cie.

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2 Comments »

  1. Flamby1er on the 25th of November 2009 @ 17:35

    Ah ah ah, thanks a lot for the dedication :)

    It’s time to practise the chorus of the song.

    Ahahahaha…les cités d’or!!!

    See you
    Flamby1er

  2. Armelle Europe on the 25th of November 2009 @ 18:25

    Flamby1er : you’re welcome !
    tou-dou dou-dou dou… les cités d’Or ;)

    BTW, found out that I could replace the E by an E7, much to my relief :)

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