Lukeme Kalule – Awili

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Published on January 17, 2014 by Evert Aalten

Scandal Studios – Ugandan Recordings

Lukeme Kalule is an Acholi musician from northern Uganda. He has a beautiful deep voice and plays his ‘lukeme’ (thumb piano) in a percussive way.

Lukeme Kalule: “This song is about a beautiful girl called Awili, who rejected all rich candidates for marriage and instead chose Omollo Owiny. His name means as much as ‘a living poor man’. She chose Owiny because he was handsome and he dressed smartly according to Acholi tradition. Most important, he treats Awili with respect.”

* Production: Evert Daniel Aalten
Camera: Karin van Bemmel

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