Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
Speech of Welcome
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National Theatre, Kampala, Uganda
Teacher Training Colleges' Music Festival
Item note: Speaker introduces the judges. Mentions Christopher Ssalongo Kizza, Zadok Adolu and others. Event is the Teacher Training Colleges' Music Festival, African Song Competition. 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. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.12.1.