Who we are

Ugandan Recordings is a Wandering Songs project

Contact information:
Wandering Songs

Evert Daniel Aalten
Audio and production

EVERT DANIEL AALTEN is musician and studio engineer (Scandal Studios), making field recordings all over the world. Evert spent three months in Jamaica, where he recorded reggae music in Kingston with i.a. Sly & Robbie, Sugar Minott and Kiddus I. For ‘Boot Recordings’, he travels through Europe with a mobile studio, recording singer/songwriters on tape from the boot of a car. Evert spent eight months in Kitgum and wrote columns about his experiences for Popunie music foundation.


Contact: evert@wanderingsongs.com

Karin van Bemmel 
Research and communication

KARIN VAN BEMMEL is a cultural anthropologist and has undertaken fieldwork in Guatemala, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for Studies in African Humanities, Ghent University, focusing on local discourses and the conceptualization of nodding syndrome in northern Uganda. Karin spent fifteen months in Kitgum.


Contact: karin@wanderingsongs.com

Erik van Bemmel
Creative artwork and marketing

ERIK VAN BEMMEL -born in Kenya- is graphic designer and photographer. He graduated in sports and marketing, completed a two-year study in the field of web-design and is now enrolled at the school of photography (‘Fotovakschool’) in Amsterdam. He is currently having exhibitions in Amersfoort.


Contact: erik@wanderingsongs.com

Apwoyo matek (thank you)

A big thank you to the Ugandan team who made Ugandan Recordings possible.

We particularly want to thank the artists in northern Uganda who shared their knowledge, trust, friendship and talent with us: Thank you Opira Morise Kato, Ogwang Clipper, OJ Murugut, Jimmy Jimson, Okony Tumangu Tim, Cityboy, St. Janani Luwum choir, Christ the King choir, Opete Church choir, Riyadh Mosque Nursery School, Ojwee Nahman, Lukeme Kalule, Storm Breakers, Three Paul Sounds, Sherry Princess Olivia, Brother Q, Okidi and Luo Academy.

Furthermore, thank you for participating in the ‘music in one minute’ video clips Wesney Odongtoo, Odong Oscar Kham, Michael Onek, Emmanuel Mwaka, Monica and Elsa, Stephen Komakech, Abduallah Juma Jalleh, Opira Morise Kato, Sherry Princess Olivia, Cityboy, Alexis Ocaya, David Accelam, David Okech, Janani Loum, Leander Komakech, Mandela Nelson Denish, OJ Murugut and Obitra Gama George.

We also like to thank 100.7 Pol FM radio-station in Kitgum for introducing us to many great musicians and making us feel welcome. Kidega Frank, thank you very much for your kindness and assistance!

JANANI LOUM-daaronder