Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Omukuri

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:08:56

  • Cultures

    Ganda

  • Shelf mark

    C23/28

  • Subjects

    Mixed omukuri flute music

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Kabale, Kigezi, Uganda

  • Performers

    Mugabe, Francis Kitarara (omukuri)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Mixed omukuri flute music. Flute made by Peter Rumanguza of Kashenyi, his uncle. "He made it during the Second World War - it is the best model that my village has ever had. The man is Muhororo by tribe and Omubgabe by clan. Having retired from the war he is now a peasant, a good dancer and musician. He declares never to part with his flute but to leave it with his ancestors." Performer's note: Mubage is a munyankole who lived in Kigezi because his father went there long ago (be his birth). He is mutaizi by clan and his totem is engabi (bush buck). (Ganda). Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG64-8.38.A10-35.

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