Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

General cries of welcome and chat in Luganda

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    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Evaristo Muyinda's home at Gayaza Road, Mpererwe, Uganda

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Speakers

    Cooke, Andrew (male), Mrs. Muyinda (female), Muyinda, Evaristo 1916-1993 (male), Unidentified (female and male)

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    Item note: 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: Recorded during first visit to Mr. Muyinda after his trip to UK. Sounds of ndingidi being tuned up in background. Performer's note: Friends of the Muyindas. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.13.4.

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