Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Kayoma [board zither] song. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:30:09

  • Cultures

    Amba

  • Shelf mark

    C4/35

  • Recording date

    1954-07-08

  • Recording locations

    Bundibugyu [Bundibugyo], Uganda

  • Performers

    unidentified (kayoma board zither)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.231. From available documentation: a nameless old man of Mbuti type made a board zither for the purpose and played four different sections, of which one or two were meant to demonstrate the scale which he carefully adjusted from time to time. A curious mixture between percussion and plucking with a plectrum.

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