Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

To pa lacan atura = A poor man's death is a sudden death

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:39

  • Cultures

    Acholi

  • Shelf mark

    C23/14

  • Subjects

    Lyel song (for funeral dances)

  • Recording date

    1968-01-04 to 1968-01-06

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Pakwelo, Gulu, Northern Province, Uganda

  • Performers

    Kidi, Aloni (singer, male, nanga), Unidentified (singers, male)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Lyel song (for funeral dances). Performance note: Accompanied by Nanga and by beating of fingers on bowl resonator (fingers were used because no wire brushes were available) Performer's note: Old villager of the Lakwa clan, patongo. Recording note: Recorded at 3 3/4 ips. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG64-8.19.A5.

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To pa lacan atura = A poor man's death is a sudden death

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