Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Akadinda piece. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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Petrer CookeThis item is an unsuccessful attempt to play a song which was more successfully performed on 49.41. In this performance while the players on the 'starter' side were playingthe ir part the team on the other side tried unsuccessfully to enter. It is certainly not 'Singa namera byoya'. See the next item which appears to be the same song for the possible title.
Posted by Petrer Cooke on 19/02/2015

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:00:57

  • Cultures

    Ganda

  • Shelf mark

    C4/4948

  • Recording date

    1949-08-03

  • Recording locations

    Mengo Lubiri = Lubiri palace of the Kabaka [king] at Mengo, Kampala, Uganda

  • Performers

    unidentified (akadinda xylophone)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachmann's original recording no.: 49.40. Item notes : Culture group in available documentation marked as Mengo Lubiri [however this is the name of the Lubiri palace of the Kabaka [king] at Mengo, Kampala; the culture group is therefore most likely Ganda]. Item notes : [According to Mr V Muyinda and Mr E Ntambi Sebuufu who listened to this recording in 1966 in the Uganda Museum, Kampala, this item is "Singa namera byoya singa mbuse"]. Performer notes : The akadinda can have up to 22 keys

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Thanks for your note. Some corrections should appear on the next live date in March

Posted by Janet Topp Fargion, Curator WTM, British Library on 20/02/2015 13:58:00

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This item is an unsuccessful attempt to play a song which was more successfully performed on 49.41. In this performance while the players on the 'starter' side were playingthe ir part the team on the other side tried unsuccessfully to enter. It is certainly not 'Singa namera byoya'. See the next item which appears to be the same song for the possible title.

Posted by Petrer Cooke, Research Associate, SOAS on 19/02/2015 20:09:00

Akadinda piece. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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