This week’s search for ukulele videos from around the world started rather badly as 90% of the videos uploaded were either in English or of very poor quality. Things got brighter towards the end of the week however with two new languages to add to my list: Arabic and Vietnamese.
Add to these new languages a bit of magic from Brittany (please refrain from starting a technical discussion as to whether Nantes is part of Brittany), some alternative Greek mythology and a few interesting covers and you’ll end up with a good dose of ukulele entertainment for a good start to your weekend.
1. Country: Tunisia / Language: Arabic
Tunisian band Zemeken and their camel perform Zahwani.
2. Country: Vietnam / Language: Vietnamese
This vietnamese song Cô hàng nước (She found the water) sounds like a fun song to learn for one who wishes to learn Vietnamese even though it is somewhat longish.
3. Country : France / Language: English
French folk rock band from Nantes, Moustache Museum artfully combine the ukulele with the violin, flute and guitar in a song called The One to Blame Again. I really like the atmosphere created by the mix of instruments, and the Celtic feel to the song.
4. Country: United-Kingdom / Language: English
After a series of songs in latin, Alfred Williams now turns to Greek mythology and comes up with a rather alternative and entertaining version of the Orpheus Myth nicely arranged on the ukulele. I strongly recommend reading the humourous description of his video on YouTube.
Orpheus Myth as experienced by Eurydice : Eurydice’s lament :
Kate Hinksman covers My Boy Builds Coffins by Florence & The Machine