Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection
Busoolo bwakwa kimilili. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings
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Gishu [Lugisu (Gishu): dialect of Masaba]
Nasagasala (nyungu), Wambala (lwengere)
Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984
Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.522. From available documentation: a story about the [proscribed] Dini ya Nsambwa, expresses views against it. Kimilili is the name of the place where some people were shot, Kimilili is in Kenya. Performer notes : From available documentation: Mr. Nasagasala is the son of Wanakwangwa. Both performers are from Buluceke. [The nyungu and the Iwengere are both percussion idiophones. Nyungu or inyungu is the name for the percussion pot as used here. Lwengere, lwenjele or lukokolo is the percussion beam. According to chapter one of part two of Trowell and Wachsmann (1953) "Tribal crafts of Uganda." OUP, both the percussion pot and trough are known as ikokolo in Gishu.]
User notes for this item
Nyungu or inyungu is the name for the percussion pot as used here. Lwengere, lwenjele or lukokolo is the percussion beam. Compare with similar recording in Peter Cooke Collection: (his record no. PCUG64-8.37.A2). Bulceke should be corrected to Buluceke in the Description section.
Posted by Peter Cooke, Hon. Fellow., University of Birmingham on 26/10/2010 10:27:00