Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
Kidinda village, Mpigi, Central Province, Uganda
Unidentified (singer, male)
Item note: Akadinda 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: Sings the important lines of the song and then repeats them while the Okunaga part is also played on the akadinda. Some luganda speech follows this before the next item. Performer's note: One member of the akadinda team. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.22.7.