Archiving Ugandan Popular Music

Authors

  • Joel Isabirye Centre for African Music

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/pomh.v1i1.109

Keywords:

National archive, Uganda, Popular Music

Abstract

A description of the Popular Culture Archive Project, launched in 2002, which aims to establish a permanent archive material relating to Uganda's popular culture. At the time of writing, 1,056 songs from various artists, eras and genres have been collected and stored in MP3 format.

Author Biography

Joel Isabirye, Centre for African Music

Joel Isabirye is based in Kampala, Uganda, where he is a researcher at the Center for Basic Research and also undertakes research for the Centre for African Music. He is special correspondent, editorial analyst and researcher at Music Uganda Ltd; public relations executive for the Hip-Hop foundation and founder member of the Producers Artists Union (PAU). His research interests include popular culture, popular music history, industry and media, literary theory, criticism, genre and sociology. Centre for African Music PO Box 5788 Kampala Uganda

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Published

2004-02-04

How to Cite

Isabirye, J. (2004). Archiving Ugandan Popular Music. Popular Music History, 1(1), 109–111. https://doi.org/10.1558/pomh.v1i1.109

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