Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection
Ogwanguji okobo ni awot loka. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings
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unidentified (2 gourd rattles), unidentified (2 drums)
Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984
unidentified (solo singer, female), unidentified (female chorus)
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.