UkeTube: Madeiran Music Special

Something a little different this week. Rather than ukes, I thought I’d post some videos from the uke’s ancestral home: Madeira. Most of the videos feature uke-related instruments (braguinha/machete/rajao) and two guys: Roberto Moritz and Roberto Moniz(you should subscribe to them). Both members of Madeira’s top traditional band Xarabanda.

It’s very interesting to see the similarities and differences in technique and tunes.

UPDATE: Check out this photo of the Orquestra Caracteristica Madeirense from 1890 via Roberto Moniz’s blog.

Xarabanda – Sr. Francisco Bandarra

Rajao Orqestra de Ponteado – I Can’t Help Falling In Love

Orquestra de Ponteado da Madeira – Eye of the tiger

Roberto Moritz e Roberto Moniz – Bate o pé

Quinteto Drumond de Vasconcelos – Sou menina inocente

Guilherme Órfão and Roberto Moniz – Valsa XX

Márcio de Camilo

Orquestra de Ponteado da Madeira – Clocks

Balho das Camacheiras

Banda D’além

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