Ukulele and Languages

ukulele and languagesUkulele and Languages collects ukulele videos in (you’ll never guess!) various languages.

The latest post includes a couple of videos of Danish songs; this one, by “EvertParkLars,” is particularly likable.

Voodoo Marmalade is apparently Portugal‘s answer to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.  They are off to a good start; considering that UOGB has been at it for 24 years, I hope no one will think I’m being sniffy if I say that Voodoo Marmalade has some way to go before they match them. 

This page of eastern European ukuleleists ends with a video in Polish called “Ukulele Kajaki” (“Ukulele Kayak.”)  I don’t understand a word of the lyrics, but the guy’s voice sounds like it’s saying something hilarious.

Is there Latin?  Of course there’s Latin!  Here’s “Love Machine” redone as “Machina Amoris.”

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9 Comments

  1. weirdomatic

     /  July 2, 2009

    Ukulele sangen sounds really funny :))

  2. acilius

     /  July 2, 2009

    I agree! And welcome to Los Thunderlads.

  3. cymast

     /  July 2, 2009

    Well I thought Voodoo Marmalade’s “Rawhide” was pretty damn good!

  4. acilius

     /  July 2, 2009

    It is! I like all of their English-Portuguese mashups as well.

  5. Acilius,

    thanks for the post about Ukulele & Languages. I have now moved my site to
    http://ukulelelanguages.com so it would be great if you could update the link in this post.
    The new U&L site contains a category called Language Fun:
    http://ukulelelanguages.com/category/language-fun/
    I’ve added a link to your language section in my Languages links on my site.
    Interesting posts! Loved the link with the obscure English words.

    Thanks,

    Armelle

  6. acilius

     /  September 1, 2009

    Thanks for the feedback, Armelle! I’ll update the links to U & L. Thanks for mentioning us there; for your information, we are based in the USA, not the UK.

  7. Oups… I’ll update the country right away. Thanks for letting me know.

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