From the Farm to the Palace

Graduate Student Helps Plant Seeds for Rebirth of Uganda’s Royal Music Traditions  Using the seeds of a nearly extinct gourd, Oakland University graduate student James Isabirye is helping the people of Uganda rediscover their musical roots by reintroducing instruments, songs and traditions that were almost lost forever following decades of conflict and political upheaval. “These are the traditions that drive the Ugandan people to be whom and what they are,” said Isabirye, a lecturer of … [Read more...]