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”:
'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.