Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Soga enswezi drumming examples

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:07:16

  • Cultures

    Soga

  • Shelf mark

    C23/43

  • Recording date

    1988-07-22

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Home of Maganda Byekwaso at Bunhyiro, Kawete, Busoga, Uganda

  • Performers

    Kyebajja Tobona Cultural Group, Maganda, Byekwaso (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Speakers

    Maganda, Byekwaso (male)

  • Description

    Performance note: In Kigisu style ie the Soga imitation of drumming of the Bagisu (bamasaba), followed by kinyole style. Then Peter Cooke asks if there are words to these rhythms. Drummer gives some of the phrases in Lusoga (eg. When the Gods are calling, please come quickly. Byekwaso Maganda gives words and drums play the equivalent. "Each drum "speaks what it talks". Different phrases addressed to Kintu are given. Performer's note: Byekwaso Maganda is a traditional healer of great repute from Bunhyiro. Recording note: Tape runs out before end of item. Recorded at 3 3/4 ips, recorded on video. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG88.8.10 - 8.12.

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Soga enswezi drumming examples

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