Ukulele & Languages

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Different cultures
one common language... the ukulele.

Ukulele and Languages in summer mode, Lavomatik sessions

06 2010

Those of you who live in a house in the countryside are more likely to understand and possibly even sympathise with what’s coming next.

I have such a backlog of things I’d like to do in the house and I have stretched my multitasking abilities to their limits between family, blog, ukulele learning and work. I need to slow down on my blogging activities so as to free some time to do some serious work in the house and garden.

As a result my posts will be less frequent in the next couple of months. I’ll still be around though, watching your ukulele videos from around the world so bear with me!

For those of you who live in the city and who don’t own a washing-machine, this could be a consolation :

I’ve just discovered the ‘Lavomatik sessions‘ organised in various Parisian laundromats. A band is invited to play acoustic in a laundromat and a video is shot.

Here are a few Lavomatik sessions featuring the ukulele :

My favourite, The Pierces performing Turn on Billie and an extract of another song Sticks and Stone

Hugh Coltman, whom I saw live at the Paris Ukulele Bazaar in April, singing Sixteen:

Pollyanna performing Tristan

The guitar videos from the Lavomatik sessions are worth watching too, here is a small selection :

Minor Majority from Norway performing Like Someone Changed The Rules For Us.

Mariée Sioux singing Two Tongues


  1. Bossarocker on the 6th of June 2010 @ 17:49

    Nice post – I love the idea of impropmto performances in launderettes! Sorry you won’t be posting as much over the summer, I’ll miss your musical goodies.

  2. Armelle Europe on the 6th of June 2010 @ 20:48

    Bossarocker : glad you’ve enjoyed! The great thing about those sessions is that the choice of bands is really good.

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