Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
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Traditional Kiganda song
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
Evaristo Muyinda's home at Gayaza Road, Mpererwe, Uganda
Mrs. Muyinda (singer, female), Muyinda, Evaristo 1916-1993 (drum), Unidentified (drum), Unidentified (rattle), Unidentified (singers, female and male)
Item note: Traditional Kiganda 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 a full drum and rattle accompaniment. Two different soloists, Mr. Muyinda and another. Performer's note: Friends of the Muyindas. Recording note: Opening phrase missed. Tape runs out before end. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.14.6.