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unknown Ugandan
Primary



Kayamba (Reed Rattles)

1965-1999
Woven reed, bark cloth

7 5/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. x 1 in. (19.3 cm x 23.5 cm x 2.54 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.16.16
Geography: Africa, Uganda, Buganda
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Musical Instruments & Sound-making Implements
Culture/Nationality: Ugandan, East African, African
Collection: Kilbride Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • East African - Styles and cultures of the eastern area of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, that together with the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia) make up Eastern Africa.
  • musical instruments - Sound-producing apparatuses whose primary function is to play music.
  • percussion instruments - Instruments played either by shaking, or by striking either a membrane or a plate or bar of wood, metal, or other hard material.
  • rattles - Shaken idiophones made in a variety of forms worldwide, in which one or more objects strike against each other or against the inside or outside of another object.
  • Ugandan - The style and culture of the central African State, Uganda.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • The Philip L. Kilbride Memorial Exhibition Bryn Mawr College , Apr 5, 2013 – Jul 25, 2014

  • Owner Name: Gift of Philip Kilbride, Professor of Anthropology
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Acquisition Method: Purchased/Collected
    Ownership Start Date: Last quarter 20th century
    Ownership End Date: 1999


Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Minister of Culture and Community Development, Uganda Crafts: Kampala (Kampala, Uganda: Ministry of Culture and Community Development, 1965), 18, 34. Figure Number: M9c

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • G. Hyslop, Musical Instruments of East Africa (London, England: Nelson Publishers, 1974),
  • P. N. Kavyu, Traditional Musical Instruments of Kenya (Nairobi, Kenya: Kenya Literature Bureau, 1991), 64-66.
  • C. Sacks, A History of Musical Instruments (London, England: Dent and Sons, 1940),
  • Minister of Culture and Community Development, Uganda Crafts: Kampala (Kampala, Uganda: Ministry of Culture and Community Development, 1965), 18, 34. Figure Number: M9c

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/146094 |title=Kayamba (Reed Rattles) |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=8/15/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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