Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection

Acholi song with zither

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  • Shelf mark

    2CDR0006137 (copy of C105/10)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Ken Gourlay collection

  • Recording locations

    Uganda Museum, Kampala, Uganda

  • Performers

    Obaluka, Ismael (singer, male / zither)

  • Recordist

    Gourlay, Ken

  • Description

    Practice recording of Acholi song with 7-string trough zither (Nanga); recorded under John Blacking's direction; as part of the Makerere African studies programme field recordings, supervised by John Blacking. Songs recorded in October 1965 in Uganda Museum, Kampala and in November 1965, microphone is moved at times from the singer to the instrument.

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