Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
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Wind band arrangement of local song
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
Makerere College School, Kampala, Uganda
Makerere College School Wind Band
Item note: Wind band arrangement of local 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: Includes baakisimba drumming on side drum etc. with cymbals. Instruments rather badly out of tune. Preceeded by preparation noise. Recording note: Microphone too distant from the band. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.29.1.