Sunday, January 21, 7100

Agriculture in Uganda (c. AD 100) - Call/Response

Between approximately 2000 to 1500 years ago, Bantu speaking populations from central and western Africa migrated and occupied most of the southern parts of Uganda.

The migrants brought with them agriculture, ironworking skills, and new ideas of social and political organization.

In music, a call and response is a succession of two distinct phrases usually played by different musicians, where the second phrase is heard as a direct commentary on or response to the first. It corresponds to the call-and-response pattern in human communication and is found in many traditions.

In Sub-Saharan African cultures, call and response is a pervasive pattern of democratic participation -- in public gatherings in the discussion of civic affairs, in religious rituals, as well as in vocal and instrumental musical expression.

The Hen Killer

Children of Wanseko - Traditional Song

[7200 Kenya / 7100 Uganda / 7100 Mesomenes]