Santuri East Africa - Identity | Community | Innovation

The Embaire

The Embaire

This Santuri Sounds project is being undertaken in collaboration with our sister organization Soundthread

The Embaire” – a Uganda based initiative based around an oversized xylophone played by almost an entire village.

The aim of this project is to promote the instrument and players and explore how traditional culture and heritage can be used in a contemporary context. Santuri Sounds and Soundthread have started a dialogue with their community about how contemporary producers should be interacting with cultural heritage.

Any proceeds are going to go back into building a visitors centre in the village.

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A new website for this 2016 project is underway