Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Too pa locan too atwa = A poor man's death comes suddenly

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:53

  • Cultures

    Acholi

  • Shelf mark

    C23/18

  • Subjects

    Wer Lyel (acholi funeral song)

  • Recording date

    1965-11-06

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Bombo village, Buganda (c 30 m north of Kampala), Uganda

  • Performers

    Bongomin, Andrew (singer, male, nanga), Bongomin, Mrs. Yiayasi (singer, female, soloist), Samson (singer, male, nanga)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Wer Lyel (acholi funeral song). Performance note: With two nanga trough zithers. Recording note: Recorded at 3 3/4 ips. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG64-8.24.A2 [announced as no. 46].

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Too pa locan too atwa = A poor man's death comes suddenly

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