Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Enyonga Zaija Nitara

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    choral song to ekitaaguriro (Nkore) rhythm

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    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Kyambogo National Teachers' college, Kampala, Uganda

  • Composer

    Mubangizi, Benedicto K.

  • Performers

    College Choir of Ibanda T.T.C.

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

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    Item note: Choral song to ekitaaguriro (Nkore) rhythm composed by Benedicto K. Mubangizi. Performance note: Benedicto K. Mubangizi conducted the performance. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG64-8.37.A8.

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African Harmony: *The use of pentatonic scalar source for the harmonies generated suggest that while inspired by western hyrmnals this song is by and large traditional in style. *The composer here makes use of the span process and parallel dyads. This song has a lead line singing in unison, while the responding chorus sings in parallel 4ths, 5ths, and uses the 'isolated 3rd' which gehard kubik refers to as being the result of the span process.

Posted by Daniel Jones, Researcher on 02/04/2019 00:10:00