Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Lubale oyemeire kumuti, Lubale oyendaki, part 1 of 2

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:12:25

  • Cultures

    Soga

  • Shelf mark

    C23/38

  • Subjects

    enswezi ceremony (possession ceremony)

  • Recording date

    1987-09-27

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Maganda's village, near Iganga, Busoga, Uganda

  • Performers

    Maganda's musicians

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Speakers

    Fulanya, Mr. (male)

  • Description

    Item note: Enswezi ceremony (possession ceremony). 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: Begins with rattles, and an address by Mr. Fulanya addressing the gods then followed by drumming (1'03"), rattles and singing (at 1'15"), later ululation. Then barking sounds made by Maganda and others becoming possessed (from 5'22"). Change of song at 7'35". Drumming eventually stops (c 7' 50") and then follow many exclamations by Maganda with shaking of rattles accompany his talk. Then (11'43") after a pause, he begins another song. Others join in and further singing with kazoos and drummming to take participants out of trance again. Recording note: Tape runs out a 12'15". Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.26.6.

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