Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Omusango gw'abalere. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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Peter CookeThis track is wrongly titled. What is heard here are the three separate parts for the previous akadinda song (Wachsmann's recrdoing no. 49.80). It is an analytical recording: first the okunaga part is played and then the second and third parts which comprise the okwawula part. One can easily make a transcription from such analytical records. But where is the song Omusango gw'abalere?
Posted by Peter Cooke on 22/02/2016

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:00:57

  • 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 : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 49.81. 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]. Performer notes : The akadinda can have up to 22 keys

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This track is wrongly titled. What is heard here are the three separate parts for the previous akadinda song (Wachsmann's recrdoing no. 49.80). It is an analytical recording: first the okunaga part is played and then the second and third parts which comprise the okwawula part. One can easily make a transcription from such analytical records. But where is the song Omusango gw'abalere?

Posted by Peter Cooke, retired, University of Birmingham on 22/02/2016 18:09:00

Omusango gw'abalere. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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