Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Hunting the Omusu (giant rat). Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Recording locations

    Bwanswa, Uganda

  • Performers

    local team of hunters (speakers, male, engwara side-blown animal horn trumpets)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

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    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.32. Item notes : From available documentation: Hunting the Omusu (giant rat): 1. single alarm and vocal alarm; 2. neighbours reply; 3. conversation on hunt routine; 4. closing the circle; 5. the kill; 6. trumpets; 7. conversation and call of triumph cutting up the animal; 8. who gets what; 9. final trumpet chorus; 10. shouting good-bye, etc. Performer notes : The engwara is one of the Kinyoro names for trumpets, related to the amagwara.

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