Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Ajore dance / Oloo obudi song. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Recording locations

    Kisoko, Uganda

  • Performers

    unidentified (solo singer, male), unidentified (mixed chorus), unidentified (harp), unidentified (percussion trough), unidentified (pellet bells)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.584. Performer notes : From available documentation: a stationary dance, chests and shoulders heave up and down - harp tuning seems similar to Ganda ennanga.

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    1. Harp, Bukedi, Kisoko, Uganda, 14 October 1954
    2. Harp, Bukedi, Kisoko, Uganda, 14 October 1954
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This is almost certainly music of the Jopadhola (a Nilotic culture group living in pockets of this region and who dance in the tyle Wachsmann describes. Jopadhola are also known as Badama (the Bantu name for them) and Kisoko lies in the middle of the sub-district called West Budama).

Posted by Peter Cooke, Hon. Fellow, University of Birmingham on 10/11/2010 14:48:00