Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Wer ruti (song). Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Recording locations

    Kisoko, Uganda

  • Performers

    unidentified (female chorus), unidentified (ffumbo single-skin drum)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

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    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.585

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The culture group is Jopadhola and Wer Ruti might well be the equivalent of the Acholi Wer Rudi - ritual song reprtory for the birth of twins. Fumbo is a distincive drum of the Jopadhola - tall, slender and tubular in shape. (double f is not necessary).

Posted by Peter Cooke, Hon. Fellow, University of Birmingham on 10/11/2010 14:55:00