Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Balere (or Bahani) Mwahika

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:52

  • Cultures

    Konjo

  • Shelf mark

    C23/5

  • Subjects

    woman's song

  • Recording date

    1966-10-10

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Bundibugyo, Bwamba, Tooro District, Uganda

  • Performers

    Bukombe, Paolo (flute), Muhindo, Mwamini, Nbambu, Jojma, Unidentified (akayinga), Unidentified (drum), Unidentified (singers, female)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Woman's song. Performance note: This recording features Nyamulere [notched bamboo flute] of the Konzo, drum, handclapping and akayinga rattle; a xylophone-like accompaniment played on the drum rim; not triplets after the opening. Performer's note: Paolo Bukombe is of the Nususgha clan, from Kirumia [Gombolola agent - young Mukonzo man]. Recording note: Recordings made during a visit to Bundibugyo, Bwamba County, Tooro District. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is on TAPE PC 7, TRACK B, item no. 10.

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