Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Oyee in ito calo gweno ame oneko = Oyee, you died like a chicken which has been killed for a visitor

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:59

  • Cultures

    Lango

  • Shelf mark

    C23/15

  • Subjects

    Oleta [flute] song

  • Recording date

    1968-01-08

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Ojul, 3 miles from Abako village, Lango, Uganda

  • Performers

    Kolnerio, Owuni (singer, male, oleta)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Oleta [flute] song. Preceded by announcement "I am going to play 'alete' in the way the Lango used to play it a long time ago. It has been a very sad news indeed because what killed Oyee we do not know" (trans. by S. Achal, Lango student at the National Teachers' College). Performance note: This recording features Oleta = four-holed notched aluminium flute. Performer's note: Of the Atek clan of Ojul village. Recording note: Recorded at 3 3/4 ips. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG1964-8.20.A1.

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Oyee in ito calo gweno ame oneko = Oyee, you died like a chicken which has been killed for a visitor

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