Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
National anthem of Buganda
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African anthem based on European style tune
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
Nakivubo Football Stadium, Kampala, Uganda
Unidentified (singers, female and male)
Item note: African anthem based on European style tune. This was Cooke's first return visit to Uganda since 1968. Many of the informants were old friends who had survived 19 years of political turmoil and war. Conditions in southern Uganda were bad - the infrastructure of the country was in ruins and manufactured goods were in desperately short supply. Northern Uganda was still at war with the new President of Uganda, Museveni; The 1987 visit was made possible through the generosity of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the Travel and Research Committee of the University of Edinburgh. Performance note: Performed by VIP's and others at Nakivubo while awaiting arrival of Ssabataka Ronald Mutebi, heir to the Ganda kingship to open the first of the newly revived inter-clan football matches. Some distant drumming continuing elsewhere in stadium for a while. Recording note: Opening missed. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.1.5.