Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
Exercises for playing soga budongo (lamellaphone)
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Music block, Institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo, Kampala, Uganda
Kizza, Christopher Ssalongo (singer, male, budongo)
Item note: Preparatory exercises to be included in his publication of budongo songs. 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. Performer's note: Christopher Ssalongo Kizza (head of music). Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.30.12.