Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Mpa Akakye = Give me a little

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:02:24

  • Cultures

    Nyankore

  • Shelf mark

    C23/6

  • Subjects

    Esheegu music

  • Recording date

    1967

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Muko village, Sheema County (Nkore), Uganda

  • Performers

    Mr. Kinengyere and Company

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    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.

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Mpa Akakye = Give me a little

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