Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Odwong la katkat (whenever I put beer [meat, food] Odwong will pinch it. The food I have been cooking has been taken by that girl) - Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Recording locations

    Atyak, Uganda

  • Performers

    Omoyo (harp; singer, male), unidentified (harps, 4)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.802. From available documentation: Harp song arranged by the Jago of Atyak, Mr. Ludoviko Bongo, Rwot Oryem, song of ex-clan Rwot Oliya, clan Kal. Performer notes : From available documentation: Mr. Omoyo is from Pacilo village. [The vernacular name of the harp is probably opuk agoya or loterokuma].

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Atyak is the centre of the Acholi speaking region. The harp used in tis recording os of local design and differs from other harps used in Uganda in the tuning used.

Posted by David Penty, Web Technical Co-ordinator, British Library on 02/04/2008 15:36:00