Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
Mpa Akakye = Give me a little
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
Muko village, Sheema County (Nkore), Uganda
Mr. Kinengyere and Company
Item note: Esheegu music. The title of this song has the significant meaning of Esheegu from the verb 'Okusheega' - to beg for food or drink; The players play this melody when they beg their master (the Omukama of Igara) or any other householder for food and drink. Performance note: This recording features Engome drum, Ensaasi rattle and Esheegu cone flutes; Mr. Kinengyere plays Enyahuro (the highest in pitch) and he takes the accompanying recitations composed by himself; Nyakafure and Buhambana play Encwa (of mid pitch) producing one note only; Kihungu and Kabyemera play Enkombeezi (the lowest in pitch) producing one note only [for diagrams of the drums see Peter Cooke file in Sound Archive office]. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is on TAPE PC 8, TRACK A, item no. 23.