Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Saggala. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Recording locations

    Mengo Lubiri = Lubiri palace of the Kabaka [king] at Mengo, Kampala, Uganda

  • Performers

    unidentified (akadinda xylophone)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

  • Description

    Item notes : Wachmann's original recording no.: 49.34. Item notes : Culture group in available documentation marked as Mengo Lubiri [however this is the name of the Lubiri palace of the Kabaka [king] at Mengo, Kampala; the culture group is therefore most likely Ganda]. Item notes : [According to Mr V Muyinda and Mr E Ntambi Sebuufu who listened to this recording in 1966 in the Uganda Museum, Kampala, this item is "Soyabini wamutegana"]. Performer notes : The akadinda can have up to 22 keys

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This item is not Saggala but Omusango Gw'Abalere. I suspect your numbering of items has slipped by one place. items 49.27 (Wachsmann's numbering) onwards up to 49.42 need careful checking.

Posted by Peter Cooke, Research Associate, University of Birmingham on 19/10/2015 22:03:00