Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Atenusu dance song

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:02:29

  • Cultures

    Teso

  • Shelf mark

    C23/16

  • Subjects

    Atenusu dance song of Akisuk type

  • Recording date

    1968-02-20

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Asinge, nr. Kwapa village, Tororo, Eastern Region, Uganda

  • Performers

    Imelait, Agnes (singer, female), Okware, Mary (whistle)

  • Description

    Item note: Atenusu dance song of Akisuk type [popular jumping dance of the Tororo Tesots]. Performance note: One double skin drum and one whistle; whistle is not played at funerals but is used in twin birth songs; includes the words "Ejokuna akidore k'ore" [it is good giving birth at home]; Atenusa is the generic name for drum and drum music - information by Laban Erapu, Edinburgh Graduate student from Kwapa neighbourhood. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG64-8.22.A3.

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