Watutsi – Songs Of The Watutsi
Label: Folkways Records – FE 4428
Series: Ethnic Folkways Library –
Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Timeless collection of ethnographic recordings on Folkway Ethnic Library focusing on the Watutsi people who originate from around the Great Lakes of Central Africa. This one was recorded in Rwanda in 1952 and is a varied collection of traditional music; songs of love, victory, war, praise, victory, epics, hunting, cattle and more, utilising just voice and their uniquely beautiful, deeply resonant harp. One that really highlights the intrinsic importance of music and how it maintains the backbone of traditional cultures and societies. (Vinyl & Sleeve VG+ // ex-library copy).