Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Y'omwana yalira (Baby is crying)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:05:24

  • Cultures

    Twa

  • Shelf mark

    C23/63

  • Subjects

    Women's song

  • Recording date

    1993-03-01

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    roadside clearing, Kalengere, Bufumbira, Kigezi district, Uganda

  • Performers

    Unidentified (singers, female)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Women's song. Performance note: Begun by two women, one responding to the other. Others then join in. Handclapping also: all rather similar to Kiga dance song. Pitch is raised, song stops then restarts at higher pitch level with drum (plastic) also now coming in. Performer's note: Batwa women. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG93.3.14 (pgm 43).

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Y'omwana yalira (Baby is crying)

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