Amadinda

 

The amadinda is a so-called log xylophone that consists of 12 wooden slabs which rest loosely on two transverse bars. Three musicians perform at one and the same instrument playing cyclical melodic patterns in interlocking fashion at high speed resulting in exceptional psycho-acoustic phenomena. The repertoire consists of some 50 compositions from the traditional court music of the former Kingdom of buGanda (now part of Uganda).

Contact: Prof. Dr. Gerd Grupe    gerd.grupe(at)kug.ac.at