Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Sematimba ne Kikwabanga

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:53

  • Cultures

    Ganda

  • Shelf mark

    C23/3

  • Subjects

    Royal historical song played by most of the royal ensembles

  • Recording date

    1965-01

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Kakbaka's palace, Lubir, near Kampala, Uganda

  • Performers

    Blasio Busulwa's teacher, Busulwa, Blasio, Kabaka's royal flute band, Sensamba, Mr. (ngalabi drum, singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Royal historical song played by most of the royal ensembles. Players highly excited because Peter Cooke had just been playing with them (the first European to do so). Performance note: This recording features assorted notched flutes (endere) in six different sizes and bakisimba drum set. Performer's note: Kabaka's royal flute band (plus extras for occasion). Recording note: Recording was made on the occasion of the Kabaka's official birthday. Roaming microphone technique. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is on TAPE PC 5 TRACK A item No. 5.

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