Let’s find out what the French speaking ukulele players have been up to lately. Today, there will be videos for all tastes and all types of mood.
Feeling curious about the world ?
There is very little information about the video and I don’t know for sure what language the song, called Iteca, is in.
Anyhow, the ukulele player is French so I’ve decided to include the song in this post. The video was apparently filmed in Kotor, Montenegro. It’s a lovely song.
Fed up with politicians ?
This song criticizes the fact that (French) presidents always speak in the name of all the French people as if they were the country themselves.
When I heard the lyrics (rough Google English translation here) of the song, it reminded me of the time I arrived in the Netherlands with the intention of finding a job there. Whenever I told Dutch people that I was French, most of them would frown in disgust. I enquired why and found out that the Netherlands were boycotting French products because the French government were still carrying out nuclear tests. It was as if I was responsible for it all. So very fair !
Monsieur le Président , a song written by Patrick Font, music by Evelyne Gallet covered by William aka azurams :
Full of energy ?
Then rock to this original song Frères des écoles chrétiennes by Canadian French Danny Twist. Many thanks to Ron Hale for pointing this one out to me.
Nostalgic or slightly depressed ?
After the madness of the previous video, time to simmer down with this quiet song, entitled Je n’ai plus peur, (I’m not scared anymore). Halfway between Cap Verdean morna and Portuguese Fado, with French lyrics.