Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

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    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Diplomat Hotel, Uganda

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Speakers

    Adolu, Mr. Zadok (male)

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    Item note: This was Cooke's first return visit to Uganda since 1968. Many of the informants were old friends who had survived 19 years of political turmoil and war. Conditions in southern Uganda were bad - the infrastructure of the country was in ruins and manufactured goods were in desperately short supply. Northern Uganda was still at war with the new President of Uganda, Museveni; The 1987 visit was made possible through the generosity of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the Travel and Research Committee of the University of Edinburgh. Performance note: Adolu mentions that this is the 8th performance of the troupe. Introduces the lead character, Manaku. Performer's note: Mr. Zadok Adolu, Permanent Secretary to Minister of Culture, is a member of the troupe. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.6.2.

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