Collecting Music & Dances

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The Archive maintains a field recording project of traditional music and dance performers through out the country, which is divided into four major regions: North, East, Central and West. Each region is assigned a collector-in charge and the archive upholds the need to train and retrain music collectors in order to address the challenges of the changing recording technology.

We have three collections to-date: 835 items of audio recordings, 1100 items of video recording, and 1000 photo items/objects
Plan is underway to facilitate a collection of commercial recordings of both popular and traditional music and dance from within and outside Uganda.

In addition to recorded materials, the Archive collects printed materials related to music and dance of Uganda. The Archive also maintains a collection of materials related to the academic discipline of music and particularly, ethnomusicology.