Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection

Songs with kimkim

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  • Cultures

    Tyap (Kagoro)

  • Shelf mark

    2CDR0006172 (copy of C105/32)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Ken Gourlay collection

  • Recording locations

    Tachira village, Nigeria

  • Description

    All notes transcribed from spoken announcements on tapes: recorded by Malan Edi zurmi; the members of the group are: Immanuel Achi, Nadi Aiwa, Lokara Ti, Anup Tesar; child singers, kimkim (clay pots), hitting of a surface/lap rhythmically - break - another song with everyone joining in for the chorus (humming) with steady kimkim (clay pot) accompanying pulse. [For detailed notes and cross references see: "A descriptive catalogue of recorded sound" compiled by Ken A Gourlay for the musicology section of the Centre for Nigerian Cultural Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. See also: Ames, David W. and Gourlay, Ken A. (1978): "Kimkim: A Woman's Musical Pot" from African Arts 11 (2) p.57 for reference to Tachira village].

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