Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Ekirobya

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:28

  • Cultures

    Konjo

  • Shelf mark

    C23/8

  • Subjects

    Eluma dance

  • Recording date

    1966-12-31

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Mutiti, Bundibugyo, Bwamba, Uganda

  • Performers

    Yostace, Mr. Kisyenene

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Eluma dance. Performance note: This recording features 12 end-blown stopped reed pipes with no finger holes; three drums all beaten with sticks (same kind of rhythm as nyamulere song style). Some of the team wore orange and green uniform with strips of cloth stitched on to ordinary shirts and shorts. Others wore grasses around waist. Two dancers with leg bells on right leg. Same kind of dance step as for nyamulere. Row of girls joined in the dance encircling the men. Flute players mostly stationary and mostly bent forward in a crouch. Performer's note: He teaches a few youngsters in the area and this is his favorite song. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is on TAPE PC 11, TRACK A, item no. 12.

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