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Uganda - Music Of The Baganda People. Va - Uganda - Music Of The Baganda People - Various Artists

Release Date: 04/12/2011 
Label:  Ocora   Catalog #: 561161  
Number of Discs: 1 
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These recordings of music of the Baganda people (Uganda's main ethnic group, dwelling in the country south-central regions, formerly the kingdom of Buganda) are a selection of dances, religious invocations and profane songs - focusing more especially on the Mbaga wedding dance, an essential element of community life - all backed by energetic percussions and intense choral singing. Traditionally, only once Baganda men and women are married are they held to be true women and true men. Children are a figure of wealth, a source of pride. People with descendants are thought to never completely die. Mbaga dancing is by far the most important in the Baganda life cycle, serving to instruct newly-weds about their respective roles with regard to work Read more in the homeplace, the welcoming of the visitors, civic responsibilities, sexual practices within marriage, etc. Read less

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