Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Bwenonda obola mutwala wompitimma

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  • Subjects

    Kigwara (kigwala), ocarina.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    4 miles east of Terinyi ferry in Bugwere, Eastern Uganda

  • Performers

    Unidentified (kigwara), Unidentified (singers, female)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Kigwara (kigwala), ocarina. Performance note: Usually played when white ants are emerging from the ground in company of percussion beam and singing. Two holes at either end of piece of eggshell shapped gourd. Plays approx. s, l, d, r (s = all down, l = left on, right off, d = right on , left off; r = all off). When left thumb is part off and right th is off a slightly lower note than r is sounded. He scraped the holes clean with a potsherd before playing. R th never came completely off. Much slurring and tongue occasionally used; women sing and ants emerge from ground. Performer's note: Old man of Miumu clan. Recording note: Recorded at 3 3/4 ips. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG64-8.23.A5 [announced as item 8].

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