Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

'Runyege' dance

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:12:33

  • Cultures

    Tooro

  • Shelf mark

    C23/5

  • Recording date

    1966-10-09

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Fort Portal, Western Province, Uganda

  • Performers

    Unidentified (group)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Performance note: This recording features two long drums: one cylindrical double skin drum; nine dancers wearing rafts of seed rattles stretched around their calves holding bells in their hands. Performer's note: Group from Rubona, Tooro. Recording note: Recordings made during a visit to Fort Portal, Tooro district, for the Independence Anniversary Celebrations on the police ground. There were 4 different groups of entertainers from various parts of Tooro, performing on the field in a large roped enclosure before a large and appreciative crowd. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is on TAPE PC 7, TRACK A, item no. 1.

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