Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Collection
The Bwola dance [repeated]. Klaus Wachsmann Uganda Field Recordings
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Omara, Edward (leader of group)
Wachsmann, Klaus, 1907-1984
Item notes : Wachsmann's original recording no.: 54.3. Item notes : [the Bwola dance is the ceremonial dance of the Acholi, their badge of identity, once performed only for the chief]. Item notes : From available documentation: The Bwola dance (evening rehearsal): 1. Poto (bringing in the drum): song 'Ocamo dyang'; 2. Yaro (forming the circle): song 'Tonga do'; 3. Lalub layer (the circle is completed): song 'Opiga lajul, lenga yo'; 4. Labala (the first movement): song 'Lubanga obalo Awobi; 5. Agoya (the principal movement): song 'oit amiel, ye'; 6. song 'Queen, yam laloya, cal ka winyo naam' (song about the Queen); 7. Dwoko Bul (the drum is returned): song 'Tong Lango, Ye'. Performer notes : The group consists of male and female singers, dancers, drums, horns, and metallic leg rattles.