Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
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Traditional Kiganda song in Baakisimba rhythm
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
National Theatre, Kampala, Uganda
Lutete teachers' college choir
Item note: Traditional Kiganda song in Baakisimba rhythm. 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: Preceded by a woman speaking. Strong soloist. End of song interrupted by overrecording with next item. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.13.3.