Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Popular African dance music at Hotel Concert, part 2 of 2

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    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Ggaba Beach Hotel, Lake Victoria, near Kampala, Uganda

  • Performers

    Afrigo band

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Performance note: 2nd song begins c.4'45", second song ends at c.12'. Then announcement then one more song - which finishes c.19' from start of tape. Fourth song ends c.22'30". Two more songs complete the selection. Recording finishes c.39'56" with band singing "webaze" and final announcement. Performed on an outdoor stage with PA before a large crowd of Ugandans. Recording note: Microphones were among the audience near the front of the stage. Left channel lower level throughout than right. Some low levels at start, then bad overmodulation at c 23' then settles more. Not a serious attempt at recording - more to pick some idea of atmosphere of a Sunday family afternoon at the beach hotel. Stereo digital recordings were made using a Sony DAT Walkman machine on cassettes mostly of two hours duration with Sennheiser omnidirectional microphones. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG92.2.1.

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