Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Yebare enyangi eraire

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  • Subjects

    Kagoma dance song

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Musilit Centre, Kitabi Parish, Western Nkore, Uganda

  • Performers

    Mr. Byabashaija (singer, male), Unidentified (endigiri), Unidentified (omukuri), Unidentified (percussion), Unidentified (singers)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Kagoma dance song. 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: With omukuri (flute) and endingiri (fiddle); accompanied with other rhythmic instruments. Performer's note: Mr. Byabashaija and group. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.19.4.

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