Sound and vision blog

30 November 2009

Recording of the Week: Karamojong ox-song

A Ugandan herder shows his concern for one of his oxen with this pensive song, “The hunger of the Ox with small downward-pointing horns has worried me”:

Ken-Gourlay-Uganda 'Recording of the Week' highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, chosen by British Library experts or recommended by listeners. This week's item, recorded in July 1967 in a remote village of north eastern Uganda, was selected from the Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection by Dr Janet Topp Fargion, curator of World & Traditional Music at the British Library Sound Archive.


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