Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Tube-fiddle song. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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    Gishu [Lugisu (Gishu): dialect of Masaba]

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  • Recording locations

    Buluceke, Uganda

  • Performers

    Wanyera (singer, male, tube-fiddle), unidentified (iron hoops)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.545. Performer notes : From available documentation: tube-fiddle ensemble of Mr. Wanyera and Party (instrument has 2 strings [possibly the 'limoi'], 2 men play iron hoops).

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This takes a little while to get going but is a really lively piece with very interesting sounds - the mixture of metal and fiddle repeated loops particularly.

Posted by Nicola Osborne, EDINA on 14/01/2009 11:08:00