Santuri is an idea that focusses on concepts of innovation, collaboration and creativity within the East African music scene .
South African Ableton Certified Trainer Emile Hoogenhout a.k.a. behr spent two weeks meeting up with various traditional East African musicians, meticulously sampling and building velocity sensitive instrument racks to use in Ableton Live. These authentic African instruments were designed to stretch the boundaries of what is sonically capable in the real world. Aiming to redefine the relationship between acoustic quality and electronic manipulation. These instruments are available free of charge, however a small donation would be greatly appreciated to assist in the creation of future instrument racks.
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This Live Pack consists of four East African instruments, namely;
The Adungu is a nine-string arched (bow) harp of the Alur people of northwestern Uganda. It is very similar to the tumi harp of the neighbouring Kebu people.
The Zeze is a stringed instrument from Sub-Saharan Africa, also known by the names Tzetze and Dzendze, and in Madagascar is called Lokanga Voatavo or Lokango Voatavo.
The Endere is a flute of the Baganda people, the Omukuri of the Banyankore and the Bakiga people, the Akalere of the Basoga Iteso people.
The Ohangla drums, which consists of more than eight drums hit by a stick and a cylindrical shoulder slung drum played normally to the accompaniment of flute, Nyatiti or kinanda.
These instruments were recorded in September 2015 in Nairobi Kenya for Santuri Safari by Emile Hoogenhout. The featured musicians that helped to capture the essence of the instruments are Giovanni Kremer Kiyingi (Endere, Adungu), Moses Ochieng (the Ohangla Drums) and Msafiri Zawose (Zeze).
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