Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Kuvungu ka Ruganga. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Recording locations

    Kigezi [just above Lake Victoria, to the north-east], Uganda

  • Performers

    unidentified (plucked string instrument)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Singers

    unidentified (solo singer, reciter, male)

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.903. Performer notes : From available documentation: the string instrument could be a harp, zither or ennanga.

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This is a recitation/song self-accompanied on the enanga (or inanga) trough zither: a fine performance. Kigezi is in the extreme S.W. corner of Uganda (not north east). This correction with regard to Kigezi applies to all the recordings 54.900 up to 54.922.

Posted by Peter Cooke, Hon. Fellow, University of Birmingham on 15/11/2010 12:47:00