Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Orunyege team song. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Recording locations

    Nalweyo [Nalweyo village, Kiringente sub county in Mpigi district], Uganda

  • Performers

    Orunyege team

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    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

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    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.19. Item notes : Orunyege is a dance style common to both Tooro and Bunyoro. Performer notes : The Orunyege team consists of singers, 2 tube-fiddles [probably the endingidi], and some leg rattles.

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Recording location should read Nalweyo, Kibaale District, Bunyoro (not Mpigi, which is in Buganda not far from Kampala)). The performers are Banyoro. This applies also to items 54.20 up to 54.29 inclusive. Nalweyo is about 45 km dues south of Hoima.

Posted by Peter Cooke, Hon. Fellow, University of Birmingham on 23/09/2011 11:54:00