Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Bedo acan tek. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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    leaping dances

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  • Recording locations

    Anyeke, Uganda

  • Performers

    unidentified (drums)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Singers

    unidentified (mixed chorus)

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.195. English translation of song lyrics from available documentation: "It is better to die than to be alive and poor". The song proceeds in two stages: first singing with the leader when the girls merely sing and bend forward. Second: the leader goes to the drum and the girls add rapid leg work to the 'bent' position and their elbows flap against their sides like birdwings. Performer notes : From available documentation: the group are from Icheme. Buywa, Yekoyadi is the leader of the group.

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