Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Lokican = The suffering one

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:02:58

  • Cultures

    Teso

  • Shelf mark

    C23/16

  • Subjects

    Aulero flute song

  • Recording date

    1968-02-20

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Kwapa village, Tororo, Eastern Region, Uganda

  • Performers

    Okada, John (aulero)

  • Speakers

    Okot, Manuel (male)

  • Description

    Item note: Aulero flute song with 'akibwang' recitation. Performance note: Auleru, obliquely blown end flute, 4 stops; Played for cattle. Further info. later provided by student Laban Erapu as follows:- 'Though recorded at a beer club it is not played at beer usually, but for solo delectation. It usually accompanies an oration and "you can feel the words" (the flute) sound very like Ateso". The words are a prayer to ancestors but this is a rather inexpert and impromptu performance. There is normally a set text performed by proficient professionals. This text is a conflation of improvised and sometimes trivial references.' Performer's note: John Okada (aulero flute) of Ikarwok clan; Okot, Manuel (akibwang recitation). Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG64-8.22.A6 [Announced as 'Item no. 6 Aulero'].

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Lokican = The suffering one

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