Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Dance song

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:05:29

  • Cultures

    Ganda

  • Shelf mark

    C23/38

  • Subjects

    Kiganda baakisimba dance song

  • Recording date

    1987-09-28

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

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

  • Performers

    Evaristo Muyinda's group, Muyinda, Evaristo 1916-1993 (ndere), Unidentified (amadinda), Unidentified (drums), Unidentified (singer), Unidentified (tube fiddle)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Kiganda baakisimba dance 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: Drums rather loud at start. Songs begins with tube fiddle. Two tube fiddles, singer and amadinda xylophone. Muyinda changes to ndere later. Singing stops well before end of item. A good ending. Performer's note: Evaristo Muyinda's group. Recording note: Switched back to 7 1/2 ips. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.28.1.

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Dance song

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