Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
Batwa women, part 3 of 5: Children's marching song
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
roadside clearing, Kalengere, Bufumbira, Kigezi district, Uganda
Unidentified (singers, female)
Item note: New song. Performance note: Sung by children in response to request for religious songs from the forest! With drumming on jerrycan. (Sounds European influenced with European rather than Twa harmonies.) Goes without a break into next religious song after neat drum cue. Peter Cooke says these are not songs to their forest God. Reply from chief interpreter is that they don't have such songs. Peter Cooke repeats request for songs belonging to the forest. Not Kiga. Noise of lorry passing by on main road to Rwanda. Performer's note: Batwa women. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG93.3.9 (pgm 18).
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African Harmony: *Polyphonic singing among the pygmy women of uganda *The chorus stratify 2 melodies harmonizing each line using the span process applied to apparently a pentatonic source *The modelies evidently used here are - homophonic parallelism, parallel dyads, polymelody, multi-ostinato,
Posted by Daniel Jones, Researcher on 01/04/2019 04:41:00