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Ukulele, languages and fancy videos

13 2009

Today’s videos will be a display of ukulele-, language- and video editing skills. We’ll be listening to Japanese, Swiss-German and Spanish (Cuba).

Sebi is Italian and lives in Switzerland and obviously is a multilinguist. It always makes me happy to listen to people singing in multiple languages !
Listen to Sebi singing in Japanese in this Japanese ballad called Koko ni iru yo. Thanks to Herman for pointing this video out to me.

…or in Swiss-German in this cover of a song called Ha Nur Welle Wüsse by Swiss singer and songwriter Adrian Stern. The dialect of the song is called Ostaargauer.
The lyrics are available in the information part of his YouTube video where Sebi has also provided a translation.

There are also plenty of videos in English on his YouTube channel. I haven’t found any video in Italian so maybe a request to Sebi ?

Update of the 14th of september : Sebi has informed me that he has done one single cover in Italian, a cover of a song called Salvami. Here it is:
Lyrics are available on the info section of the YouTube video

Our next ukulele linguist and video editor is The Gentle Surprise with a video in Spanish (Cuba). It is a cover of a song by Cuban vocal group Los Zafiros. The song is called Puchunguita, Ven.
Thanks to Al for mentioning this one.

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2 Comments »

  1. Sebi on the 14th of September 2009 @ 19:11

    Thank you very, very much for the feature in your great blog. I’m honored.

    I’ve been thinking to make a cover in Spanish, but I’m afraid my accent will be too thick. I have a cover in German lined up and one in French. The French one will be by Superbus. J’adore leur album ‘wow’! (I really have to study French grammar.)

  2. Armelle Europe on the 14th of September 2009 @ 19:22

    Sebi: you are more than welcome. I hope to encourage people to sing in several languages! When I am better at playing the ukulele, I’ll probably try to sing in as many languages as possible!
    Don’t worry too much about French grammar :)

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