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Dance song of the abaseengo dance song
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
within a few miles of the Congo and Rwandan borders, Karambi Village, Gomb, Busanga, Bufumbira, Kigezi, Uganda
Bairamwabo, Dominiko (eshaku), Nshakarwanze, Josefu (ebihumuruzo), Nyangizi (ebihumuruzo), Rwamahungu, Simoni (enyahuro), Sebuherere, Paskari (enyahurro)
Item note: Abaseengo dance song. Bufumbira is one of the old volcanic peaks right on the border where mountain gorillas still exist and Bufumbira county is the area on the Ugandan slopes of the mountain. The flutes were given a drink of beer before being played. Performance note: With five Iseengo flutes and handclaps accompanying dancing; These musicians perform duty known as Obuseengu. Leader sings and plays Eshaku. Performer's note: Paskari Sebuherere (chairman playing enyahurro); All of Abasigi sub clan, of the Abasindi clan. The abaseengo playing the iseengo flutes were formerly musicians to the local king who was son of one of the Rwandan kings sent to rule over this area. Dancers included Mikairi Teneraho, Donoziu Sebajunga (omwivuzi) and Farasisiko Hitimana (kuoma mumashi). Chief of the muluka (village) is Mr John Wilson Shonyananna. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PC30.A9 [announced as item 3].