Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Tube-fiddle song. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:30:28

  • Cultures

    Gishu [Lugisu (Gishu): dialect of Masaba]

  • Shelf mark

    C4/49

  • Recording date

    1954-10-13

  • Recording locations

    Buluceke, Uganda

  • Performers

    Wanyera (singer, male, tube-fiddle), unidentified (iron hoops)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.545. Performer notes : From available documentation: tube-fiddle ensemble of Mr. Wanyera and Party (instrument has 2 strings [possibly the 'limoi'], 2 men play iron hoops).

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User notes for this item

This takes a little while to get going but is a really lively piece with very interesting sounds - the mixture of metal and fiddle repeated loops particularly.

Posted by Nicola Osborne, EDINA on 14/01/2009 11:08:00