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    Default Season 266: Foreign Language



    Welcome to 266 season of ukulele underground. This week it will be about the language, the foreign language. I often sing in a language that is not my mother language, I think this is a very useful exercise and for this reason this week I invite you to sing in a different language than your own idiom. I don’t mind if you sing in German, French, Spanish….the only condition is the language doesn’t have to be your usual language, you have to sing in a foreign idiom.

    It will be two categories:

    -General: Is allowed any different idiom than your mother language.
    -Catalan: Only in Catalan language.

    Catalan is my mother language. I love it, and I think it would be pretty that in the seasons somebody sing it.


    Usual Rules:

    a) Ukulele should be the main instrument though other instruments are fine in addition.
    b) Start and finish midnight Hawaii time on Sunday as usual so 8 days.
    c) Multi tracking, plugging in etc. are all OK
    d) Three song limit for each category

    Prizes: see the introduction video for more information

    -General: For the winner: A handmade ukulele strap. (Made by myself.)
    -Catalan:
    -For the winner: A handmade ukulele strap. (Made by myself. )
    -For everybody who post a song in Catalan: a handmade bookmark (Made by myself)

    I hope this post is clear. If there are something that you don’t understand please say it me!

    Enjoy a lot!

    A Hug from Barcelona

    Sara

    Playlist General category

    Playlist Catalan songs

    For your help:


    A little selection of a few catalan songs


    Sites with chords and lyrics:

    http://www.acordscatala.cat/ca
    http://acordes.lacuerda.net/lluis_llach/
    http://www.acords.net/llista_grups2....up=SopadeCabra
    Last edited by Srax; 03-18-2017 at 10:45 PM.

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    Woohoo! I was hoping you would do this theme! This is going to be fun, and it will totally turn the tables on all us anglophones.

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    Catalan, eh? Reckon that puts Berni front & centre ;-)

    Seriously, great idea. I've tried to cover a few songs in Castilian and in German in the past. It was so bloody tricky (I remember Elmann laughing his socks off at my cover of 99 Luftballons :-) ), that it always gives me great admiration for any non-native English speaker performing in English.
    Last edited by redpaul1; 03-18-2017 at 01:42 PM. Reason: so as not to offend Catalan nationalist sensibilities ;-)
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    Thank you, Sara, for hosting and your challenging theme! I bet we have lots of fun this week.

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    Sara, this will be a really fun season to listen too. I love covers in other languages. I hope I can figure something out with my limited skills. English gibberish is my second language ;-)

    Thanks so much for dedicating a week in our behalf.
    Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

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    Come on! If I can sing in english, all of you can sign in another language!!

    I will apreciatte your effort!

    Sara

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    I hope you are all ready for some '90s Japanese country/rock/pop.

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    @robinboyd: You speak Japanese, right? Would you mind having a look at these lyrics? https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/m/m...no_uta_crd.htm
    I'd just like to know if they look roughly Ok, so that I don't sing complete gibberish if I give this a try. Thanks.
    Last edited by PlastikUke; 03-18-2017 at 03:55 PM.

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    I could probably sing in Canadian, eh...
    I own more ukes than I need. But not as many as I want.

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    Oh lord...this is going to be tough! Time
    To find a song NOW because this is gonna take some doin!
    Promises to be fun and surely often funny

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