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The Entenga Drums: Part 1

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The Entenga Drums were part of a set of royal instruments of the Buganda Kingdom. We know from Musisi, the last surviving drummer who played in the palace, that the King in the early 1960’s loved the Entenga drums so much that he asked the drummers to play every morning at 3AM. He felt that…

The story of Anyim Lac

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During our field recording visits there is invariably a magical musical moment when we discover someone or something extra special and very memorable. Here’s the story of one of those moments.

The origins of Singing Wells

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So, how did Tabu Osusa, one of Kenya’s most successful record producers end up in a remote Kenyan village, teamed with me, an American businessman, and a sound engineer from Gateshead?