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Singing Wells Youtube Channel hits 2.5Million views

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We are thrilled to announce that in the past year, the Singing Wells Youtube channel has doubled its view count, and we are now on a staggering 2.6million views across our videos on the channel! Since 2011, we’ve been sharing our work discovering, recording, archiving and celebrating the traditional music of East Africa, and its…

Remembering Our First Ever Influences Session 8 Years Ago

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Here’s a reminder of our first influences session in 2011, when Winyo performed with Nyerere Wa Konde Music Club, the family of legend of mwanzele Nyerere Wa Konde. Nyerere’s son Mr Bado did a great job of leading as his family and Winyo performed this great improvised session. Stay tuned for exciting announcements about the…

The Return of Bigwala

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We really enjoyed this recent article on Atlas Obscura, which highlights the importance of preserving traditional Ugandan music, but also gives an optimistic and uplifting insight into the work being done on the ground to achieve this. Bigwala is the name of a monotone trumpet, carved very simply from a long natural gourd that is…

Archiving Guidelines

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Here a few helpful links and resources that can be used to provide guidelines for the archiving and storage of both digital and physical sound files. Online Sound Archiving The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) released the second edition of an online publication – Guildines on the Production and Preservation of Digital Audio…