Singing Wells surpasses 500,000 YouTube hits!

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We’re delighted to announce that this morning Singing Well’s YouTube channel surpassed half a million views. Since 2011, we’ve been sharing our work discovering, recording, archiving and celebrating the traditional music of East Africa on this channel and we couldn’t be more grateful for your support. Our YouTube channel features videos from our trips across…

Singing Wells is on Bozza!

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There’s now a new way for audiences to discover and listen to traditional East African musicians and music groups recorded by Singing Wells.  Head over to our Bozza page here. About Bozza “Bozza is a plug & play solution for musicians, poets, photographers & film makers to promote and sell their digital products to their fans…

Singing Wells in Numbers….

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Andy did a litte homework for this one: Number of recordings of groups:  374 (this does not include other recordings like Magic Moments, Influences, etc…) Number of groups recorded:  83 Number of hours of music:  27 hours and 30 minutes.  

ILAM, Repatriation and Jimmie Rodgers/Chemirocha

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While we were in Nairobi recording the old guard of Benga/African twist, we had our latest in a series of conversations with the Director of ILAM (International Library of African Music), Diane Thram.  ILAM was founded in 1954 by the late Hugh Tracey, the legendary ethno-musicologist, who conducted ground breaking village recordings from the 1920’s to…

SWP Uganda 2013 – our proposed itinerary

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November 2013 sees the Singing Wells team come back together for another week of live field recordings.  On this trip we will be working in East and Central Uganda, visiting musicians and music groups from the Baganda, Basigu, Bagwere, Basoga and Banyoli communities. In September, Steve and Tabu from Ketebul Music travelled to Uganda to…