Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Rwot olwongowa, wek owot onen wunu Oyam ka ber. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:31:33

  • Cultures

    Lango

  • Shelf mark

    C4/32

  • Subjects

    flute songs

  • Recording date

    1954-05-29

  • Recording locations

    Anyeke, Uganda

  • Performers

    Olet, Sira (otule), unidentified (otule cone flute set), unidentified (pellet bells)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.164. English translation of song lyrics from available documentation: "The county chief has called us, let us see how good Oyam (name of county) is". Performer notes : From available documentation: the group are from Ngai. The names of the flutes are: Atong, Atinere, Agam, Adang, Agam Adit, and Aryem (leader). This genre is of hocketing one-note [sometimes two] flutes. The ensemble had high status like the eshugu flute ensembles of the kings of Bunyoro and Nkore.

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