Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Sematimba [?]. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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Peter CookeThis is certainly the famous song 'Ssematimbe ne Kikwabanga'. The alternative title quoted in the notes is one of the common utterances in the song.
Posted by Peter Cooke on 19/02/2015

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:26

  • Cultures

    Ganda

  • Shelf mark

    C4/4955

  • Recording date

    1949-11-30

  • 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.: 49.76. 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 "Obwana bw'enkoko bukulira mu ssanja Katonda nabukuma"]. Performer notes : The akadinda can have up to 22 keys

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Thanks for this information, which should be included in the next live release in March.

Posted by Janet Topp Fargion, Curator WTM, British Library on 20/02/2015 13:57:00

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This is certainly the famous song 'Ssematimbe ne Kikwabanga'. The alternative title quoted in the notes is one of the common utterances in the song.

Posted by Peter Cooke, Research Associate, SOAS on 19/02/2015 20:21:00

Sematimba [?]. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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