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Koogere Oral Tradition

Language: English

The Koogere oral tradition is based on the female chief of Busongora, Koogere, who existed 1,500 years ago. The narratives, songs and poems describe her wisdom and philosophy that focus on plenty and abundance as blessings for hard work. Vital to the collective memory of Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro communities, the practice is transmitted informally by storytellers to younger participants yet transmission is now in major decline. The Runyakitara language is being used less and the number of storytellers diminishing.

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Place/region: Uganda, Africa
Series: 2015 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Stephen Rwagweri
Publisher: GTI Production
Published in:
Rights: Engabu Za Tooro

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-USL-2015-0091100018
Source ref.: DOC:0091100018; CAND:00911
Rights holder: UNESCO; Engabu Za Tooro