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Written by Guillermo Escudero   
viernes, 19 noviembre 2021

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V/A "Buganda Royal Music Revival" | Nyege Nyege Tapes | 2021

 


V/A "Buganda Royal Music Revival" | Nyege Nyege Tapes | 2021


En esta compilación que reúne grabaciones de archivo de las décadas de 1940 y 1960, junto con material de estudio de 2019, "Bugandan Royal Music Revival" proporciona una valiosa historia de la música de la corte de Bugandan que reúne a varias generaciones de músicos. Esta música acompaña el documental realizado por los hermanos Basile y Jules Louis Koechlin que intenta rastrear a los(as) músicos(as) que estaban vigentes y continuaban difundiendo la música. Lo que finalmente se plasma en un estudio de grabación que preservará el patrimonio cultural de Uganda.

Hacia finales del siglo XIV se fundó el reino de Buganda que promovía la música centrada en un conjunto de tambores conocidos como el mujaguzo. En aquel entonces los(as) músicos(as) entraban a una cancha en la que mostraban sus habilidades.

En 1966, se produce una rebelión contra el dominio colonial británico y sucumbe el mencionado reino y con ello también los músicos que huyen o son asesinados. No obstante el reino se restableció en 1993 como una institución cultural, pero muchos de los músicos habían dejado de tocar.

Este compilado ofrece una variada gama de percusiones y cuerdas ancestrales y especialmente destacados son los ensambles de músicos no identificados como el ritmo mecanizado e uniforme como en la apertura "Unidentified members of the royal drums ensemble – Mujaguzo". O el ensanble de tambores y flautas de “Unidentified members of the royal flutes and drums ensemble – Asenga omwami tagayaala” o la ejecución de liras y arpas locales en “Albert Bisaso Ssempeke & band as the lyres, fiddles, and drums ensemble – Akasozi Bamunanika keyagaza”. La milimétrica percusión de xilófonos y tambores de "Kopolyano Kyobe & band as the xylophone and drums ensemble – Ssematimba ne Kikwabanga". Los cánticos melancólicos de "Evaristo Muyinda – Twabonaabona". 

Los balbuceos vocales en “Temutewo Mukasa, royal harpist – Okwagala omulungi kwesengereza”. En suma, en cada una de estas canciones se percibe la alegría y la tristeza de un pueblo que se enorgullece de su cultura.  

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Guillermo Escudero

Noviembre 2021

 

The "Bugandan Royal Music Revival” compilation brings together archive recordings between the late 1940s and 1966, along with studio material from 2019 that provides a valuable history of Bugandan court music that gathers generations of musicians. This music accompanies the documentary made by brothers Basile and Jules Louis Koechlin that tries to trace the musicians who were in force and continued to spread the music. What is finally reflected in a recording studio that will preserve Uganda’s cultural heritage.

In the late 14th century the Buganda kingdom was founded which promoted music centered on a group of drums known as the mujaguzo. At that time the musicians entered a field where they showed their skills.

In 1966 there was a rebellion against British colonial rule and the aforementioned kingdom succumbed and with it also the musicians who fled or were killed. However the kingdom was reestablished in 1993 as a cultural institution, but many of the musicians had stopped playing.

This compilation offers a varied range of percussion and ancestral strings and especially outstanding are the ensembles of unidentified musicians such as the mechanized and uniform rhythm as in the opening "Unidentified members of the royal drums ensemble - Mujaguzo". Or the ensemble of drums and flutes by “Unidentified members of the royal flutes and drums ensemble - Asenga omwami tagayaala”, or the performance of local lyres and harps in “Albert Bisaso Ssempeke & band as the lyres, fiddles, and drums ensemble - Akasozi Bamunanika keyagaza ". The milimetric xylophone and drum percussion on "Kopolyano Kyobe & band as the xylophone and drums ensemble - Ssematimba ne Kikwabanga". The melancholic songs of "Evaristo Muyinda - Twabonaabona".

The vocal babbling on "Temutewo Mukasa, royal harpist - Okwagala omulungi kwesengereza". In short, in each of these songs the joy and sadness of a people that is proud of their culture.

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Guillermo Escudero

November 2021

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