Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Eluma dance

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    Eluma dance

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    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Bundibugyo, Bwamba, Tooro District, Uganda

  • Performers

    Amba villagers

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    Item note: Eluma dance. This is a family dance once proscribed by the authorities. Families take it in turn to dance in the arena under the mango tree. Performance note: This recording features three drums mounted on poles and numerous rings of pellet bells on legs of dancers who sing and also play a reed flute ensemble of eluma flutes. Oldest man has largest flute; smallest boy has smallest. Each plays one note. Performer's note: The men of two different families. Near Bundibugyo. Recording note: Recordings made during a visit to Bundibugyo, Bwamba County, Tooro District. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is on TAPE PC 7, TRACK B, item no. 13.

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