Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
Discussion on competitions and repertory
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
Omar Owin, in Akangi-Ogur, 9 miles on Apala road, Lango, Uganda
Akangi-Ogur Kong Ilato group, Okech, Tom
Recording note: Recordings were made with a Sony DAT Walkman model TCD - D8 (kindly loaned by the School of Scottish Studies) machine and a matching single point stereo microphone (Sony ECM 959A which PC purchased shortly before his visit began). Recordist's note: NB. in Peter Cooke's notes this is: PCUG97.1.18 (pgm 0). Performance note: During competitions 4 different styles are played, 1 when called, 1 on entry, 1 during competitition performance, 1 on exiting. Prayers is played when they first pick up the instrument and is a common practice. Continues with discussion of invocation as a practice. Information on how many in the group (26 altogther, 16 instruments - 6 small - 'oteno' and 9-10 medium 'akale' plus a large bass) and 6 dancers, percussion bar or tube of metal is also used. Next competition is in August. They have uniforms. Lira Hotel is interested in inviting them for performance at the hotel.