Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Okeme (lamellaphone) tuning and song

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:58

  • Cultures

    Lango

  • Shelf mark

    C23/79

  • Recording date

    1997-02-19

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Canon Lawrence Teacher Training College, 5 miles South of Lira District, Lango, Uganda.

  • Performers

    Achal, Mr. Silvester (okeme)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    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: PCUG97.6.15 (pgm 15?). Performance note: Changes tuning to 'Acholi' tuning and then plays it. (Has he absolute pitch? Because rather than change just one note or two notes he retunes the whole instrument to a different layout.) Then plays each side (descending) and combined descending order then plays a fragment of a piece in Acholi tuning. Performer's note: Mr. Silvester Achal (lecturer).

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