Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Abandi okulyanga, abanda batyaime (Some people always eat, some people sit without food) - Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Recording locations

    Gadumire, Uganda

  • Performers

    unidentified (drum ensemble) , unidentified (2 side-blown gourd trumpets) , unidentified (solo singer, male) , unidentified (singers, children)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    Item notes: Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.321. From available documentation: during the performance the crowd trots in clockwise direction reminiscent of the Bugerere xylophone dancers. Performer notes : From available documentation: names of drums: ntukire / nkunyo - with bells suspended from it; nzirugobe - cylindrical-conical drum; nakatwanyi bakyala basumba kamulali - comparable to the kannabba drums of Buganda kyaita mugeni. The trumpets are covered in black hide and with a tassle of goat's hair over the pavillion.

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