Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection

Akawologoama / Gganga [alula?] [Gganga had a lucky escape]. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings

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  • Recording locations

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

  • Performers

    Mukasa, Omw.Temutewo (singer, male, ennanga harp)

  • Recordist

    Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984

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    Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 49.45-46. 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]

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The only song on this track is Gganga alula. The other song (which should be spelled Akawologoma) is not included. See the Journal African Music vol 7 no.4 (1999) for an article discussing this performance and including a complete musical and text transcription. Andrew Cooke and James Micklem: Ennanga harp songs of Buganda: Temutewo Mukasa's 'Gganga Alula'" pp. 47-65.

Posted by Peter Cooke, Hon. Fellow, University of Birmingham on 03/03/2010 13:06:00