Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Ee wan wabina ikuk and Lukembe tuning

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  • Cultures

    Acholi (Labwor)

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  • Subjects

    Lukumbe song [entertainment]

  • Recording date

    1966-01-02 to 1966-01-03

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Alarek, Labwor, northeast Uganda

  • Performers

    Opia (singer)

  • Recordist

    Rowell, Hugh

  • Description

    Item note: Lukumbe song [entertainment]. Copy of Lukembe (lamellophone) songs and tunings dubbed from recordings made by Hugh Rowell, Makerere University College. "Girls are like birds in the river. Uganda has her freedom. I'm thinking of my girl. Oh, the eyes of women." Performance note: This recording features two Lukembe [treble and larger size], drum and wooden pipe called Apara [old women keep it]. Performer's note: These people spread into this part of Labwor from Acholi according to Hugh Rowell. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is on TAPE PC 11, TRACK B, item no. 6 [although announced as item 19].

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