Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Nankasa dance

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    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Nakivubo Football Stadium, Kampala, Uganda

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Performance note: Played while waiting for ssabataka to arrive; with Baakisimba, mpuunyi, nakasa and engalabi drums. This excellent group was specially invited to play outside the VIP enclosure. Recording begins abruptly. Much crowd noise in background. A brief pause then hot drumming continues. Much crowd noise in background. Some microphone directional movement as fieldworker turns around. Right channel now attenuated. Left channel has been the attenutated one before this item. This ensemble also videoed. Drumming is in a newish style learned from Kooki. Has two baakisimba drums and two nankasa drums. Team of dancers also perform in front of VIP enclosure and this music is the suite of rhythms that accompanies their display. Dancers led by a young male dancer. Music stops, brief applause, then is taken up again. Drumming and rattles of other groups around the stadium can also be heard faintly. Performer's note: Local drum and dance group. Recording note: 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 PCUG92.9.9 (pgm 07).

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