Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Empunu (hunting the pig). Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:30:52

  • Shelf mark

    C4/25

  • Recording date

    1954-05-15

  • Recording locations

    Bwanswa, Uganda

  • Performers

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

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.30. Item notes : From available documentation: the hunt begins with an explanatory introduction for at least 2'. This is followed by the following: 1. first alarm on horn; 2. alarm by voice; 3. neighbours reply on horns; 4. neighbours raise the vocal alarm; 5. organisation of hunt is discussed; 6. shouting during hunt 'bo 'bo 'bo to frighten the animal so that it remains inside the circle of men; 7. calling the dogs til reel ends. Performer notes : The engwara is one of the Kinyoro names for trumpets, related to the amagwara.

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