Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Ogwanguji okobo ni awot loka. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:32:06

  • Cultures

    Lango

  • Shelf mark

    C4/32

  • Subjects

    spirit songs

  • Recording date

    1954-05-28

  • Recording locations

    Apach, Uganda

  • Performers

    unidentified (2 gourd rattles), unidentified (2 drums)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Singers

    unidentified (solo singer, female), unidentified (female chorus)

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.154. English translation of song lyrics from available documentation: "The county chief Ogwanguji ordered me to go to Buganda and said that he would give me a letter to Buganda" (in the old days one could not go to Buganda without a letter from the chief). Performer notes : From available documentation: one woman on medium sized drum with two sticks, another woman on small drum with one stick beating pulse. Dancing: a woman sits on the ground and jerks her head and body from the hips upwards as if possessed.

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