Uganda

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Ecudi odekayi etwani | East African

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ILAM

Morality song with five string Adedeu horizontal harp, clapping and leg rattles, 1 side blown Aluti horn. "It matters not how dirty or even feeble minded a person may be, he should live and perform his duty in keeping with his station in life". The harsh quality of the singer's voice is noticeable in this recording.

Iganitiyo Ekacholi (Performer)

1950-00-00 Adedeu harp | Aluti horn | Folk - East African | Iganitiyo Ekacholi | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Teso | Tororo | Uganda
Ibore aari papa, ng'es kaari eong'da | East African

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ILAM

Morality song with five string Adedeu horizontal harp. clapping and leg rattles, 1 side blown Aluti horn. "Do as your parents do". The harsh quality of the singer's voice is noticeable in this recording. The full song is not available here.

Iganitiyo Ekacholi (Performer)

1950-09-04 Adedeu harp | Aluti horn | Folk - East African | Iganitiyo Ekacholi | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Teso | Tororo | Uganda
Tich mabere | East African

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ILAM

Morality song with Tongoli eight string horizontal harp, with Tethe inverted bowl. The tuning of this harp is as follows: 420, 172, 328, 280, 244, 210, 186, 164 v.s.

"There is nothing better than work - if you do not work you cannot live".

Zedekia Ochwo (Performer)

1950-00-00 Dhola | Folk - East African | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Tethe bowl | Tongoli harp | Tororo | Uganda | Zedekia Ochwo
Padhola | East African

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ILAM

Patriotic song with Tongoli eight string horizontal harp. " Do not be jealous of each other, or our country Padhola (the country of the Dhola) will not progress like the rest of Uganda".

Ochola (Performer)

1950-00-00 Dhola | Folk - East African | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Ochola | Tongoli harp | Tororo | Uganda
Ayaas imoo esosi ka sogoli | East African

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ILAM

The Akisuku dance is done by men and women in two rows shoulder to shoulder. They spring into the air in unison without apparently moving arms or legs, but with a clear straight spring, up and down in time to the music.

Ekisa Saulo (Performer)

1950-00-00 Akisuku Dance Song | Ekisa Saulo | Folk - East African | ILAM | Teso | Tororo district | Uganda
Ai abei eong | Central African

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ILAM

Topical song with Auleru, vertical flute, open, four notes.

A clever use of the lower and upper octaves in the pipe. The lower follows the higher. The player blows across the square end of the open pipe.

1950-00-00 Auleru flute | Central African | Emugat | Folk music | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Teso | Tororo | Uganda | Yowana
Adoliong'o akwapa k'omudeke ina minami | East African

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ILAM

Topical song with clapping and five string Adedu horizontal harp, leg rattles and 1 side blown Aluti horn. The tuning of the harp was 284, 212, 190, 172, 142 v.s. It is interesting to note the difference between the scale of the harp and the voice. Iganitiyo, the harp player, made friends with Chief K Omudeka and he visited him at his place over the border in Kenya. He was surprised at the great amount of land which was under cultivation there. He entertained the Chief every evening of his visit by playing and singing to his Adedu harp. The full song is not available here.

Iganitiyo Ekacholi

1950-09-04 Adedeu harp | Aluti horn | Folk - East African | Iganitiyo Ekacholi | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Teso | Tororo | Uganda
Ali Mu Clu |

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ILAM

A song which encourages women to join social clubs since their emancipation is on its way. Refer ILAM field card number D5Y9

Nawandala Social Club (Performer)

1950-09-02 Central African | Clapping | Clubs | Emancipation | ILAM | Laced conical drum | Nawandala Social Club | Soga | Song | Stick | traditional | Uganda | women
Abatuga abagalana | Central African

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ILAM

A topical school song. Further details refer ILAM field card number D5V6

Zakaria Kasasa
Endongo za Baganda

1950-08-30 Central African | eight string bowl lyre | Endongo | Endongo za Buganda | Folk music | Ganda | ILAM | Indigenous music | Laced conical drum | Ndingidi | Ntenga | one string lute | Song | topical | Traditional music | Uganda | Zakaria Kasara
Akemeri |

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ILAM

Akisuku Dance Song for Men. Further details refer ILAM field card number XYZ5416

Ekisa Saulo (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-09-04 Akisuku Dance Song | Central African | Clapping | East African | Ekisa Saulo | ILAM | Teso | Teso | Tororo | Uganda
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