Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Mwide, tukesa obulo? (Come, let us have some millet)

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    Traditional Kisoga song

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    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    National Theatre, Kampala, Uganda

  • Performers

    Bishop Willis Teachers' College Choir, Iganga

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Traditional Kisoga song. 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: Preceded by a man speaking. Soloist sounds sharp compared with the choir perhaps because she has traditional intonation and choir has not. Embaire xylophone used in places plus several drums at the very end. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.13.2.

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