Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Kal Anyige min nyako obino. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:28:24

  • Cultures

    Lango

  • Shelf mark

    C4/31

  • Subjects

    twin songs

  • Recording date

    1954-05-28

  • Recording locations

    Apach, Uganda

  • Performers

    unidentified (6 Ugandan drums), unidentified (side-blown animal horn trumpet), unidentified (cone-flute), unidentified (mixed chorus)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Singers

    unidentified (solo singer, female)

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.145. English translation of song lyrics from available documentation: "I am carrying the grains of Wimbi. The mother of the girl has come" (custom to present Wimbi to mother of prospective bride. Performer notes : From available documentation: Performed by women dancers and women drummers. The names of the 6 Uganda drums are: 1. atin bul atengong; 2. atin myang wen; 3. atin adwong; 4. alobere dang; 5. adadang; 6. minne. The big bul minne is beaten first by first woman with 2 sticks, the other woman beats two small drums with two sticks.

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