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Acholi Folk Pop

Acholi Folk Pop

This mix presents new, fast 'digital' folk music from the Acholi, a Luo speaking ethnic minority from northern Uganda and South Soudan.

'Acholi folk pop', is rural village folk music, but re-interpreted by means of computers, digital instruments and music software. And it's also the business card of many a talented singer or singing pastor.

Typical Acholi-Ugandan instruments (whistle, gourd, thumb piano, horn, xylophone, flute, bow harp, tube fiddle, trough zither...) fuse with digital percussion and midi instruments into a more contemporary sound. The fast, looped rhythms, cyclical melodies and choral singing are mostly in 6/8 time (fast waltz) but the strong accents give it strangely, a straight-up punk, polka or techno feel. Let's not forget the vocal ululating by the women involved these long, wavering, high-pitched vocal sounds, opening or breaking up a song.

Compiled & mixed by dj LeBlanc (Rebel Up!)


Rebel Up Nightshop

Top notch stuff, LeBlanc acholi overdrive :)

Codex of Plant Responses

like this sound, very special! Ouganda..form there started the problems for rwanda, I think..but music is the other side, a nice side of all realities

Rebel Up!
Rebel Up!

thanks for the heads up, much apreciated! :)

Bada Kim
Bada Kim

Wow. So addictive

Ms. Rekha
Ms. Rekha

Giving that real Gulu vibe! LOVE IT! Thanks!

Ray Parada

This is a great mix! The goodness!



Tropikal Camel

crazy music!