Ukulele & Languages

Different countries,
Different cultures
one common language... the ukulele.

Archive for January, 2011

Today we’ll explore quite a few traditional songs played on the uke, before moving on to other types of songs from around the world and ending up with a couple of pop/rock ukulele covers and a funny bluesy original song to give you energy for the rest of the weekend.

Country: United-States / Language: English

ErinBev performs a traditional Scottish Folksong from the 18th century, The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond, on a baritone ukulele.

Lyrics and the history of the song. which was first published in 1841, can be found on Wikipedia.

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A rather rare find this week, a ukulele song in Reunion Creole.

Reunion Creole is a semi-creole language spoken on the Reunion island which is mostly spoken and rarely written. It borrows heavily from French which is the official language on the island, but has a few words coming from other languages such as Malagazy, Hindi, Portuguese and Tamil.

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Translator François St Omer has translated a couple of Astérix …

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