Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
Akawologoma / Drumming
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Traditional Kiganda historical song
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
Evaristo Muyinda's home at Gayaza Road, Mpererwe, Uganda
Muyinda, Evaristo 1916-1993 (singer, male, baakisimba, ngalabi)
Item note: Traditional Kiganda historical song. Traditional Kiganda drum rhythms with words. 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: Mr. Muyinda plays baakisimba and ngalabi simultaneously to accompany his singing. Mr. Muyinda drums while chanting the appropriate words for a variety of traditional rhythms. Performer's note: Friends of the Muyindas. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.14.4 - 14.5.