Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Arion calo Owioo = Arion, the first chief of Labwor, is like Owioo - a blackbird or a crow

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  • Cultures

    Acholi (Labwor)

  • Shelf mark


  • Subjects

    Olirya dance [war dance]

  • Recording date

    1968-01-04 to 1968-01-07

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Anina Ta, Labwor, Acholi, Uganda

  • Performers

    Okidi (singer, male, oletu), Unidentified (dancers, pellet bells), Unidentified (singers, female and male)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Olirya dance [war dance]. Performance note: Pellet bells on legs and foot stamping; dancers join hands in a row and leap up and down on the spot; the dance gives courage and reinforces clan ties. Performer's note: Okidi from Anina ta and two or three friends. Recording note: Recorded at 3 3/4 ips. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG64-8.19.B10 [announced as item 23].

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