Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Lamellophone song

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  • Subjects

    Nkongo (lamellaphone song).

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    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    4 miles east of Terinyi ferry in Bugwere, Eastern Uganda

  • Performers

    Musene, Silvester (singer, male, nkongo)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Nkongo (lamellaphone song). Performance note: Playing on the same Nkongo; he usually plays in a group of 6 players. Performer's note: Of the Musike clan, living in same village as previous performer - Sabani Kalinjeru. Recording note: Recorded at 3 3/4 ips. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG64-8.23.A4 [announced as item 7c].

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African Harmony: *polyrhythmic line with variations *the top line plays a 4th dyad broken (not parallel) *the bottom voice is a short ostinato based on a different rhythmic unit than the topm voice.

Posted by Daniel Jones, Researcher on 19/03/2019 03:11:00