AMADINDA!

The amadinda is a xylophone from the Ganda region of Uganda. A group instrument, it is played by three people, and often is traditionally accompanied by drums. I learned about the amadinda, and how to play it, in a course at the University of Wisconsin taught by Lois Anderson in the Music School. Years later, I decided it was time to make one. Below you see Joshua Cunningham, me, and Mitch Waldrep, playing the amadinda (that Joshua and I made) before a group of captivated people (well, let's not get carried away). Watch the Podcast produced by WKAR.