Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Simba ni ari rwa eri ogogo = The Simba [a woman who left her husband] is backbiting me

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  • Cultures

    Ma'di, Southern (Okollo)

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  • Subjects

    Osegu dance song (Osegu Ongo)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Uleppi R.C. Primary School, Madi-Okollo, West Nile, Uganda

  • Director

    Mr. Amandu

  • Performers

    Mr. Amandu (singer, male), Unidentified (large flat cylindrical drum), Unidentified (osegu group), Unidentified (school type drums), Unidentified (singers, children), Unidentified (small side drum)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Osegu dance song (Osegu Ongo). 1. sung version, 2. played and sung, 3. analytical recordings; The pipes are often tuned to the drums and to the singer. Performance note: 14 Osegu (stopped reed flute ensemble); 2 school type drums - 1 large flat cylindrical drum, 1 small side drum; Mr. Amandu learned each part, then taught them to the children. Peter Andama of the Uleppi clan tuned the pipes. This dance nowadays usually banned; takes place at the end of the year during the dry season December / January; danced in the moonlight and chiefs ban its performance at other times; many families will join together, often meeting time for boys and girls; older people dance in the day not at night (young ones take over); if one home invites the n [?] they provide food for one clan [30-40 families]; a good meeting time; other dances: 1. funeral dance [Dra ongo] drums + bells; 2. Ngoiri, feathers and ankle bells; women use leaves dance for special occasions. Performer's note: School band of Uleppi R.C. Primary school under leadership of Mr. Amandu [Anyiribu clan]. Recording note: Recorded at 3 3/4 ips. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG64-8.28.A9.

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