This week’s ukulele World Tour will bring heartwarming performances from France with the Stoned Popes and Agathe and Fine. These are welcome to drive away the autumn cold which seems to settle in these days.
We’ll then move on to Australia on the other side of the world with another upbeat song by Mike de Velta and at the same time to discover a lovely original instrumental by Andrew Eyles.
After a little stopover in the UK with an upbeat performance by Gus and Fin, it will be time for us to get our share of foreign languages in this World Tour post with some Indonesian, Ukrainian and Russian.
1. Country: France / Language: English
The Stoned Popes is a French band that I have just discovered. Their song called The Loser Song successfully blends percussions, trumpet, xylophone and ukulele.
Guitar and ukulele duets are of special interest to me now that I have discovered the joy of playing such duos myself.
Agathe & Fine perform a lively duet cover of Little Lion Man by Mumford and Songs along the Seine river.
2. Country: Australia / Language: English
Mike de Velta perfoms an original song, Lady Luck
Andrew Eyles has composed a really nice instrumental ode to his dislocated shoulder on his ukulele.
3. Country: United-Kingdom (Scotland) / Language: English
Let’s keep the rhythm going with Gus and Fin performing a cover of Get It On by T-Rex. Hmm I love the look of Gus’s Mailand Uke… (I shall not give in to UAS…)
4. Country : Singapore / Language: Indonesian
Time for us to get our share of foreign languages, here is Nasyiba Sahari covering an Indonesian song called Biar Bulan Bicara originally by Broery Marantika
5. Country: Germany /Language: Russian
Andryus performs Машина Времени – В никитском ботаническом саду (Time Machine -the Nikitsky Botanical Garden)
6. Country: Ukraine /Language: Ukrainian
Ukrainian singer songwriter Eugen sings what seems to be a political song about Ukraine’s 2004 constitutional reform.
Warning : I know nothing about the politics of Ukraine so whatever the lyrics mean, I have no opinion on the subject.