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Ukulele songs from Africa in Luganda and Swahili

15 2009

After our arctic expedition it’s time for us to travel to warmer latitudes. Today we are travelling to Africa where German David Forger plays the ukulele for Ugandan children while singing a song in Luganda. The children look delighted and sing along. The ukulele is a source of cheerfulness !

44. Luganda

And here is another ukulele song, in Swahili this time, a love song called Malaika.

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  1. David Forger on the 28th of January 2011 @ 17:52


    it’s nice that you publish my video from Uganda, but the language is not swahili. It is Luganda :)


  2. Armelle Europe on the 28th of January 2011 @ 19:22

    David: Hi David, thanks very much for correcting the language. I have updated the post and corrected the mistake.
    And I have learnt something new :)

  3. Dayle on the 17th of October 2012 @ 23:13

    Are either of you able to tell me the uke tabs for these songs? As I am doing a presentation for my class and I`d like to add something more fun. Also I leave for Uganda in a week and would like to know a song or two.

  4. Armelle Europe on the 18th of October 2012 @ 09:11

    @Dayle : You could maybe try to send a message to David Forger via his YouTube channel :
    I hope this helps and have a great trip to Uganda.
    Don’t hesitate to drop a mail and tell us about your ukulele playing there.

  5. yousif on the 1st of December 2017 @ 15:02

    if any one know the text of the following child song in Luganda, would be appreciated.
    tulo tulo keata omwana.

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