Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Obukhana lyre song. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:31:31

  • Shelf mark

    C4/50

  • Recording date

    1954-10-15

  • Recording locations

    Masafu, Uganda

  • Performers

    Juma, Josefu (singer, male, obukhana lyre, pellet bells)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.587. Performer notes : From available documentation: Juma has crescent shaped pellet bells tied to the leg and a percussion ring of brass on big toe: the lyre [obukhana] has 8 strings with technical terms as follows: xaasi, Olulondo luxasi, mwananyina endulu or olukhasi, endulu yene, eciene or olulonda endululu chen, omulobera, mwannyina endulu xasi.

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