Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Abokok - Akuma. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:32:24

  • Cultures

    Karamojong

  • Shelf mark

    C4/44

  • Recording date

    1954-10-07

  • Recording locations

    Kangole (about 15 miles West of Moroto), Uganda

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Singers

    unidentified (solo singer, male), unidentified (mixed chorus, hand clapping)

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.455. From available documentation: A song about the tortoise: when you want to eat a tortoise, do not kill it first but take it alive in your hands. Performer notes : From available documentation: A dance song, sung standing - the men alternate stamping the right and left foot.

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