Happy New Year everyone !
Our first trip of the year will take us to Hungary as a few ukulele videos related to Hungary have cropped up on YouTube lately.
Sweet Soubrette is a singer and songwriter from the United-States who has created a few songs for the Cabaret Magyar.
Ode to Hungary, is Sweet Soubrette‘s tribute to the nation of Hungary and it is interesting to see how ukulele and accordeon can mix to give a traditional Hungarian feel.
Another of Sweet Soubrette‘s song is telling the story of the death of the fierce Hun leader, Attila, who according to some people was mortally wounded by the blade of his wife Gudrun. However, other people having done research on the subject of Attila’s death claim that he has probably died naturally of internal bleeding.
Anyhow, Sweet’s Soubrette‘s song about Attila‘s death is called The Cold River Tizca.
A lot of people have attempted their version of Brahms Hungarian dance Nr 5 in F Minor but I especially liked this one by logophile on ukulele, melodica and Ashbory bass. Logophile has appropriately renamed the dance Hungarian Ska.