Ukulele & Languages

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

Me Late, Argentina, Tango and ukulele…

26 2009

Next stop on our tour of Latin America is Argentina.

Let’s start with a cover of Me Late, a song by Argentinian Reggae Rock band Los Pericos, played on a tenor uke by Diego from the Dominican Republic. Just to avoid any confusion, “Me Late” is not a grammatically incorrect form of  “I’m late”  but means “Beats me” in Spanish.

The lyrics for the song can be found here.

Already featured on Uke Hunt, Argentinian Coqui Reca is playing Solito Solo at a bus stop in England.

I can’t write a post about Argentina without mentioning tango. I couldn’t find an Argentinian ukulelist playing a tango but I found players from Japan and the United-Kingdom doing their take on the genre.

Gawasiman from Japan is displaying great ukulele skills in this Tango en Skaï by Tunisian-French Roland Dyens.

The last tango to be featured today is this excellent cover of Masochism Tango by Tom Lehrer, played by Tom (aka UkuleleUncle).

Looking for ukulele songs from a specific country? Try entering the name of the country in the search field at the top right of this page.

To see all the posts for a specific country, click on the appropriate flag on the sidebar (flags are sorted in alphabetical order).


  1. Acilius on the 27th of October 2009 @ 19:00

    Gwasiman’s ukulele skills certainly are impressive. His may well be the best performance by a Japanese of an Argentine-style piece by a Tunisian-French composer thbat I’ve heard so far.

  2. Armelle Europe on the 27th of October 2009 @ 19:40

    Acilius: :) I figured that piece was very fitting for ukulele and languages :) Glad you spotted it !

Leave a comment

Ukulele World Tour

Take a ukulele trip around the world and discover ukulele songs in many languages!
Latest posts :

World Tour Index


Monthly Archives