The Singing Wells project (SWP) is a collaboration between Abubilla Music, a record label in London and Ketebul Music in Kenya, a non-profit organisation committed to identifying, preserving and promoting the diverse music traditions of East Africa.
The project is supported by UK charity, The Abubilla Music Foundation.
Their goal is to record, archive and share the traditional music of East Africa for two important reasons – to sustain and celebrate the extraordinary cultural music heritage of the region and to help make this legacy relevant and fresh to today’s audiences.
As a group of sound and video engineers, producers and musicians, they are set out on this mission not to become ‘fossil collectors’ and store the recordings in inaccessible archives. The Singing Wells project works with musicians to make sure their music traditions continue to be practiced, can be shared amongst the widest audiences and become a source of inspiration for new musicians.
We are proud to have licensed music recorded by this project in Somebody Clap For Me. The field recordings from The Singing Wells Project added a whole new dimension to our documentary.