Ukulele & Languages

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

Posts Tagged ‘Indonesia’

Merry Christmas !

I believe that by now you are sated with Christmas songs of all kinds, ukulele or not.

So here is a selection of ukulele videos for those of you who do need a break from the Christmas festivities.

Our first destination is Jakarta, Indonesia, with this cover of a song called Kolam Susu by Indonesian band White Shoes and the Couples Company.

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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.

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