Mugwisa International Xylophone Group - Iganga Embaire E.P.
Last year’s On the Corner underground smash release, the 12′ EP Santuri’s Embaire Umeme, introduced Uganda’s Mugwisa International Xylophone Group (M.I.X.G) to the world.
The recordings center on the Embaire, a giant xylophone native to Ugandan folk music, which is dug into a pit for a natural, earthy bass resonance as gargantuous as the instrument itself. The instrument performs a key role in village life, with ceremonial playing sessions lasting for hours on end.
A1 Iganga Warms
A2 Sunfall Embaire
A3 Jinja Pearls
B2 Spirits (The Diabolical Liberties Ra Remix)
B3 Spirits (The Diabolical Liberties Instramental Remix)