Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

Tuning of instrument

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    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Kidinda village, Mpigi, Central Province, Uganda

  • Performers

    Unidentified (akadinda team)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    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: Some split notes heard as notes from top down are beaten in succession. Octaves not always in tune. Tunings later measured with pitchmeter give (from lowest up) D-5, F+10, G+0, A+5, B+50, D+5, E-5, F#+35, A-35, B+30, D+15, E+45, G-15, A+40, B+40, D-20, E-20. Adjacent intervals in cents from lowest upwards 315, 190, 205, 245, 255, 190, 240, 230, 265, 285, 230, 240, 255, 200, 240, 200. Performer's note: Akadinda team. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.23.7.

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