Beirut – The Akara (Tab & Chords)

Surely it’s no coincidence that the standout track on the new Beirut EP, March of the Zapotec is the most uke-heavy. The EP isn’t out yet, but The Akara has been spreading on the MP3 blogs.

The uke only part of the track goes like this:

The rest of the song uses these same chords:

More Beirut tabs and chords.

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  1. Nelson February 4th, 2009 3:41 am

    Bringing my uke, he better sign it.
    I’m so excited. SO EXCITED.

  2. Woodshed February 4th, 2009 7:46 pm

    Nelson: Dang! I’m jealous. Have a great time.

  3. Daniel t February 4th, 2009 8:12 pm

    Just thought I’d tell you.

    The new album is available for download from iTunes!
    (not sure this is right but I’ve got it!)

    Best track so far la llorona

    Thanks woodshed for all you mate!

  4. Woodshed February 5th, 2009 10:49 pm

    Thanks very much, Daniel.

  5. Adam Barreto March 12th, 2009 11:59 am

    Hey, great tab, but I think on the last 3 chords you should be playing the first string on the first fret, not the third. I don’t know the chord names but it sounds better. Plus, in an interview on youtube, Zach is playing this song on what looks to be a fluke and he doesn’t have his pinky finger down on the 3rd fret. I’ll try to transcribe the last 3 chords somehow in this box.

    1 1 1
    1 1 0
    0 0 0
    1 0 0

  6. Woodshed March 12th, 2009 9:05 pm

    Adam: Thanks. I’ll check those out.

  7. Badger_Dash April 29th, 2009 6:54 am

    I was at this show. “East Harlem” is an instant classic and I can’t wait to learn it.

  8. Adam May 2nd, 2009 4:59 am

    You can see how he plays the chords in this video:

    Notice he plays the first string on the first fret for the last 3 chords.

  9. Woodshed May 7th, 2009 9:32 am

    Adam: Thanks for the link.

  10. Woodshed May 7th, 2009 9:37 am

    Badger Dash: Thanks for the video. Sounds great.

  11. Isabelle May 24th, 2009 12:56 am

    Thanks so much Woodshed! All of your chords/tabs are absolutely fantastic!

    Also Badger Dash, I was there too! And I got him and about half of the band to sign my ukulele afterwards, it was so brilliant!!! :D I think I may have creeped him out a bit though…I kind of assaulted him, haha.

  12. Jesse January 5th, 2012 6:36 am

    I’m actually from albuquerque. Which is right down the road from sante fe where I believe these guys are from. Super pumped to see them make it this far.

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