Ogwang Clipper – Adolf Hitler, the German ruler

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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Scandal Studios – Ugandan Recordings
(* for English subtitles: click on the subtitle-icon at the bottom of the video)

Ogwang Clipper plays ‘nanga’, a traditional instrument with seven nylon strings in a wooden box. Clipper is one of the most experienced and respected nanga players in northern Uganda. He performs together with his wife Sabina Lawino.

This song is recorded at Mr. Clippers home in Kitgum town. Children from the neighbourhood gathered to watch the performance. The song is about Adolf Hitler, the German dictator. During the Second World War, many Acholi soldiers were recruited. Ogwang sings about how they were facing Hitler’s soldiers.

Production: Evert Daniel Aalten
Camera: Karin van Bemmel
Translation: Okidi Denish

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