Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
Children's mini-drama part 3 of 5: Mulima bamazaanira / mubaani mulima bayagoma?
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children's songs and mini-drama
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
Maganda's village, near Iganga, Busoga, Uganda
Item note: Children's songs and mini-drama. 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: Narrator continues from previous tape. Awama (a fat boy / gent) enters. Speaks in kind of pidgin English, each phrase translated by narrator into Lusoga. Describes visit to Kampala and Entebbe and other places. Sings short scraps of songs - very funny. Performer's note: Children from local Primary School. Recording note: Item not recorded completely. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.26.1.