Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Akadinda piece. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Recording locations

    Mengo Lubiri = Lubiri palace of the Kabaka [king] at Mengo, Kampala, Uganda

  • Performers

    unidentified (akadinda xylophone)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachmann's original recording no.: 49.37. Item notes : Culture group in available documentation marked as Mengo Lubiri [however this is the name of the Lubiri palace of the Kabaka [king] at Mengo, Kampala; the culture group is therefore most likely Ganda]. Item notes : [According to Mr V Muyinda and Mr E Ntambi Sebuufu who listened to this recording in 1966 in the Uganda Museum, Kampala, this item is "Tweyanze" - sung in the Lubiri (palace) when a chief is honoured by the Kabaka (king) in the presence of the akadinda team]. Performer notes : The akadinda can have up to 22 keys.

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The naming of this piece is further evidence that the numbering of these akadinda songs is faulty. This song is in fact Wachsmann's previous recording (49.36) Kisawo kya muwa etc.

Posted by Peter Cooke, Reseasrch Associate, University of Birmingham on 19/10/2015 22:50:00