V.A. - Buganda Royal Music Revival
A1The Royal Drums Ensemble (Mujaguzo): Mujaguzo
A2Erusana Lutwana & Budo African Music Club: Ffe Basajja Ba Kabaka
A3Albert Bisaso Ssempeke & Band (Abadongo): Akasozi Bamunanika Keyagaza
A4Kopolyano Kyobe & Band (Abantamiivu): Ssematimba Ne Kikwabanga
A5The Royal Flutes And Drums Ensemble (Abalere): Asenga Omwami Tagayaala
A6Evaristo Muyinda: Ssewasswa, Kazaala Balongo
A7Maria Nanemba Muyinda: Twaliraanya Mayumba, Emmeeme Tezaaliraana
A8Evaristo Muyinda: Twabonaabona
B1The Royal Trumpets Band: Bagabye Mukwenda, Owange Talina Nnaku
B2Kalema Hassan Katipa & Band: Bya Nannyinimu
B3The Royal Big Xylophone Ensemble (Abakadinda): Bandaba Okulya Ettooke, Bampita Mulamu Ddala
B4Royal Harpist Temutewo Mukasa (Omulanga): Okwagala Omulungi Kwesengereza
B5The Royal Drum-Chime Ensemble (Abatenga): Kifwe Kze Kya
B6Semuwemba George William: Kubikira Amadinda
B7Semuwemba George William & Sekindi John: Emirembe Ngalo Buli Ogujja Gukira Gunnaago
B8Albert Ssempeke: Omusango Gw'abalere
B9John Ssempeke & Sebuufu Steven: Osiibye Otya Nno?

Buganda Royal Music Revival

Nyege Nyege Tapes | Item No: 860888
Vinyl LP | 2021 / UG – Original | New
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From Its Founding In The Late 14th Century, The Kingdom Of Buganda Has Been Celebrated Through Sound And Nurtured A Rich Musical Tradition In Its Royal Court. Coming From Across The Kingdom, Musicians Would Take Turns In The Palace To Sound Drums, Xylophones, Flutes, Lyres, And More To Praise And Honour The Existence Of The Kingship. In Recent Years However, The Tradition Has Been More Difficult To Maintain, Especially Since 1966 Where There Was A Violent Attack On The Palace That Abruptly Abolished The Kingdom And During Which Royal Musicians Fled Or Were Killed. And While The Kingdom Was Re-Established In 1993 As A Cultural Institution, Many Of The Remaining Musicians Had Since Chosen To Sideline Their Skills To Deal With The Issues Of Their Day To Day Lives, The Practice Of The Royal Tradition Waning In Popularity, Especially With Younger Listeners And Players.But All Is Not Lost. Scattered Across The Kingdom, A Motivated Team Of Older Veterans And Attentive Young Players Are Still Keeping The Tradition Alive. Offering A Transversal Glimpse Into The Past And The Present, "Buganda Royal Music Revival" Collects Recordings Made In Between The Late 1940s And 1966 Illustrating The Older Generation's Skills, And Presents Them Alongside Recent Recordings Featuring Old And Young Musicians Who Still Carry On This Musical Tradition, Some Even Performing For The Current King, Muwenda Mutebi Ii. The Later Were Made During The Shooting Of The 2019 Documentary "Buganda Royal Music Revival" That Presents Through A Film What This Album Conveys Through Sounds: A Packed Dive Into A Century-Old Tradition.The Music Displayed Here Is Diverse And Vibrant, Presenting A Variety Of Styles And Highlighting Instruments That Illustrate The Depth And Sophistication That Stemmed From The Royal Court Experience Of Buganda. As A Starter, The Album Opens With 'Mujaguzo'. Often Translated As 'The Drums Of The Kingship', The Mujaguzo Is A Crucial Ensemble For The Cultural Tradition, Made From Drums Collected By The Kingdom Throughout...
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Item No:860888
Titel:Buganda Royal Music Revival
Label:Nyege Nyege Tapes
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UG – Original
Release Date:2021
Genre:Organic Grooves
Available since:17.11.2021
Price:23,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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