Ukulele & Languages

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Ukulele in Indonesia

22 2009

Today, in order to try and get rid of a nasty cold, I’ll immerse myself in the tropical climate of Indonesia. Discovering Indonesia through the ukulele has been very interesting. I’ve found new languages and discovered the city of Jakarta through ukulele buskers and street musicians.

The first language is the Moor language, a language spoken by a mere 2000 people in southeast Cenderawasih Bay in Papua, a province of Indonesia. The video features musicians from Mambor singing about their home village.  The YouTube info section reveals that the refrain of the song Nomini, ramaro iwo means “Manbor, my village”. The video was recorded in a place without electricity so it is unfortunately quite dark.

Next video shows Uti Lokollo playing a song from Maluku, another province of Indonesia.

Time to discover Jakarta with a ukulele bus busker. The cycle traffic seems just as mad as in China !

Finally, more Indonesian musicians singing about their government in public transport.

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1 Comment »

  1. uti lokollo on the 28th of December 2009 @ 08:52

    respect the musician in this world be couse the only one in this creation

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