Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Solo recitation with lyre. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:28:55

  • Shelf mark

    C4/64

  • Recording date

    1954-12-02

  • Recording locations

    Kigezi [just above Lake Victoria, to the north-east], Uganda

  • Performers

    unidentified (reciter), unidentified (harp)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.922. From available documentation: lyre [or harp?]: measeured solo recitation.

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The instrument is the Kiga trough zither - inanga. See 'Tribal Crafts of Uganda' pl. 111A for a photo of a young player who is likely to be this performer. The youth plays and sing [recites]. Language is Rukiga.

Posted by Peter Cooke, Hon. Fellow, University of Birmingham on 12/03/2010 11:12:00