Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
Emibala clan rhythms, crowd noise and other drumming
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Nakivubo Football Stadium, Kampala, Uganda
Item note: Most of clans identified on the tape. 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: Performed as different clan groups process past the rostrum where the Ssbataka is standing to salute them. Ends with some embaga dancing for the Kabaka. Then footballers come on. Clans in order were: ?; embogo; engeye; ffumbe; enjovu; endiga; ente; ?; mpologoma; mutima; Nyange; Ngabi; enkima; musu; engonge; lugave; envuma (with recitation); kasimba kabaazi; nkerebwe (according to note taken by Andrew Cooke). Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.2.1.