Music in Uganda

  • John Blacking University of the Witwatersrand
Keywords: Musicology -- Uganda, Ethnomusicology -- Uganda, Music -- Uganda -- Research

Abstract

I visited many parts of Uganda, with the exception of West Nile, and almost everywhere I was struck by the vitality of musical traditions. Even the music played on Western instruments was usually African in idiom. There is, however, an urgent need to co-ordinate research into Ugandan music; to ensure that efficient methods and high standards of scholarship are maintained; to centralize research materials, so that they are readily available to students; and above all to utilize to the full the talents and enthusiasm of the many Ugandans who have already begun to investigate their own music.
Published
1965-06-21
How to Cite
Blacking, J. “Music in Uganda”. African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music, Vol. 3, no. 4, June 1965, pp. 14-17, doi:https://doi.org/10.21504/amj.v3i4.1060.