Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
Lweng a biro
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Nabyogo Primary School, Adhola county near Nagongera, Uganda
Ocho, Asanasio (singer, male, ntongooli), Otyeno, Elisafanu (singer, male, ntongooli), Unidentified (dancers, leg bells), Unidentified (gwara), Unidentified (teke)
Item note: Historical song about the 1960 riot. Performance note: With ntongoolis (lyre), 1 teke (percussion beam), leg bells and gwala or gwara side-blown trumpet; Bells were crescent-shaped and worn on dancer's legs. Followed by tuning of ntongooli (item 22b) then 2nd ntongooli. Second player than plays. Then 22c - both players playing together. Otieno corrected the tuning of Ocho's instrument. Performer's note: Elisafanu Otyeno of Namwanga. Asanasio Ocho of Nabuyoga. Recording note: Recorded at 3 3/4 ips. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG64-8.23.B3a, b, c, and d [announced as 22].
Lweng a biro
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