Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Busoolo bwakwa kimilili. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:30:52

  • Cultures

    Gishu [Lugisu (Gishu): dialect of Masaba]

  • Shelf mark

    C4/48

  • Recording date

    1954-10-13

  • Recording locations

    Buluceke, Uganda

  • Performers

    Nasagasala (nyungu), Wambala (lwengere)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    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.]

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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

Busoolo bwakwa kimilili. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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