Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Kule Kule

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:30

  • Cultures

    Acholi

  • Shelf mark

    C23/39

  • Subjects

    Acholi lukembe (lamellophone) song

  • Recording date

    1987-09-29

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Music block, Institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo, Kampala, Uganda

  • Performers

    Kizza, Christopher Ssalongo (singer, male, budongo)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Acholi lukembe (lamellophone) 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: Sung and played followed by analytical recordings of separate hands etc. Then a repeat of the song. Performer's note: Christopher Ssalongo Kizza (head of music). Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.30.14.

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Kule Kule

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