Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
Fort Portal, Western Province, Uganda
Performance note: This recording features one long drum: one cylindrical drum; one Uganda drum; four men dancing; one woman with large skirt or dress held out from over bony buttocks; there are several pauses in the dance, each followed by a new song. Commentary on drum technique at end of item. Performer's note: Group of dancers from Butuku. Recording note: Recordings made during a visit to Fort Portal, Tooro district, for the Independence Anniversary Celebrations on the police ground. There were 4 different groups of entertainers from various parts of Tooro, performing on the field in a large roped enclosure before a large and appreciative crowd. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is on TAPE PC 7, TRACK A, item no. 3.