Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Omusango gw'abalere (the case of the flutists)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:06:35

  • Cultures

    Ganda

  • Shelf mark

    C23/35

  • Subjects

    Traditional Kiganda historical song

  • Recording date

    1987-09-17

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Evaristo Muyinda's home at Gayaza Road, Mpererwe, Uganda

  • Performers

    Mrs. Muyinda (singer, female), Muyinda, Evaristo 1916-1993 (singer, male, ndingidi), Unidentified (drum), Unidentified (flute), Unidentified (singers, female and male)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Traditional Kiganda historical song. 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: With flute, ndingidi, rattle and drums. Mr. Muyinda singing many of the solo lines and playing ndingidi. Has a false start. Tr. by M. Zziwa. Performer's note: Friends of the Muyindas. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.14.3.

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Omusango gw'abalere (the case of the flutists)

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