cover image: Men's dance / Enkombe ya Rwanda


Men's dance / Enkombe ya Rwanda

18 Jun 2019

Item note: Traditional ekitaaguriro men's dance followed by traditional akagoma dansi 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: With song and fluting; several songs are combined into one here, possibly with Mr. Rutashyongera providing an extra solo part.With flute and endingiri. Performer's note: Magyeza, Mr. A. (leader) followed by Mr. Rutashyongera (leader). Recording note: Tape runs out before end. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is PCUG87.18.6.
flute traditional and folk music endingiri traditional ekitaaguriro men's dance

Authors, Magyeza, Mr. A., Mr. Rutashyongera, Unidentified, Unidentified, Unidentified, Cooke, Peter

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