Nakibembe Embaire Group - Nakibembe Embaire Group
A1Omukazi Iwe Ongeyengula Nguli Zna Ntyo Bwenkola
A2Omulangira Mpango
B1Bwofuna Sente Opulaninga Ekyina Kuyamba Nga Ngo Kairike
B3Abe Nakibembe Mwaye Ga, Embaire

Nakibembe Embaire Group

Nyege Nyege Tapes | Item No: 1006496
Vinyl LP | 2023 / EU – Original | New
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In Nakibembe, a small village in Uganda's Busoga kingdom (one of the country's four remaining constitutional monarchies), locals have long reserved a communal area for musical performances and social events. In the middle of this space lies a deep pit that serves a single purpose: to amplify the embaire, an immense xylophone made up of between 15 and 25 wooden keys that stretches across the trench. Log xylophones are common throughout East Africa, but the way the music is played by the Basoga - an Eastern Bantu ethnic group - is specific and unique, with its own tuning, dances and supplemental instrumentation. Up to eight players can surround the embaire and play simultaneously, overlaying hypnotic polyrhythms while additional members of the ensemble add vocals or play shakers and drums.Nakibembe Embraire Group are one of the last remaining groups that perform with the embaire, and as anyone who's caught their live performances will know, they create a complex and layered wall of sound that's completely transfixing wherever it's presented. The band are a regular fixture at Nyege Nyege festival, and in 2020 appeared in Berlin at the legendary Berghain nightclub alongside Jakarta-based vanguards Gabber Modus Operandi and Harsya Wahono. On the group's debut album, they present five tracks as an ensemble and three tracks in collaboration with Indonesian trio. Heard together the music demonstrates not only the remarkable sound of Nakibembe's own kinetic interaction, but sonic ripples that correlate with more distant forms, from Indonesia's metallophone-led gamelan music to the heady digital processes of the sound art sphere.Undulating eight-minute epic 'Omukazi Iwe Ongeyengula Nguli Zna Ntyo Bwenkola' draws us into the album, offering the perfect introduction to Basoga musical traditions. Triplet-led melodic percussive phrases provide an ever-fluxing backbone, leaving space for call-and-response vocals in Lusoga and shakers for rhythmic clarity. 'Omulangira Mpango' develops the scope even further, pushing u...
Item Details
Item No:1006496
Artist:Nakibembe Embaire Group
Titel:Nakibembe Embaire Group
Label:Nyege Nyege Tapes
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Original
Release Date:2023
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Funk | Soul
Available since:17.05.2023
Price:24,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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