Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Ngeta kigen omin = the one who does not trust his brother

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    Nkongo beer music

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Nabyogo Primary School, Adhola county near Nagongera, Uganda

  • Performers

    Obo, Daniel (large wood kongo), Ochong, Sebastien (singer, male, small kongo), Odongo, Donatio (rattle), Ofumu, Wilson (2nd medium aluminium kongo), Okecho, Vincancio (teke percussion beam), Olowa, John (medium aluminium kongo)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Nkongo beer music. Performance note: Played for beer clubs and weddings and own pleasure in afternoons. Bass nkongo player sometimes beat a rhythm on the base of his instrument. Instrument called kongo (singular), nkongo (plural). Players sat in tight circle on ground. Teke player held beaters with arms under splayed and bent legs (squatted on the ground on buttocks, knees apart with bent legs and his arms went outside his thighs, in under his knees and he beat on the trough, which was placed between his feet, with two beaters). Performer's note: All of Jopdendo clan. Recording note: Roving mic. technique; began with first named and moved around clockwise. Recorded at 3 3/4 ips. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG64-8.23.B2 [announced as 21].

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