I am very proud to announce that today is the day that Ableton.com is releasing my Santuri Safari Instruments Pack.
In Sep 2015 I was invited to spend two weeks meeting up with various traditional East African musicians through Santuri Safari. Which is a project that focusses on concepts of innovation, collaboration and creativity within the East African music scene. For years it has been a big dream of mine to be able to travel around Africa and build Ableton racks from indigenous traditional instruments. I was approached by Esa Williams (Aunty Flo) and David Tinning (Santuri) and with great enthusiasm and support from Ableton.
Read the full article here http://emilehoogenhout.com/santuri-safari/
Listen to the instrument pack here https://soundcloud.com/emile-hoogenhout/sets/santuri-safari-instruments-by
These instruments were designed to stretch the boundaries of what is sonically capable in an purely acoustic environment. Aiming to redefine the relationship between acoustic timbre 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.
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.
The featured musicians that helped to capture the essence of the instruments are Giovanni Kremer Kiyingi (Endere, Adungu), Moses Ochieng Moseh Drumist Entertainer (the Ohangla Drums) and Msafiri Zawose (Zeze). https://www.facebook.com/Msafiri-Zawose-142728522417588/info/?tab=page_infohttps://www.ableton.com/en/blog/sounds-in-context-santuri-safari/