Opira Morise Kato – Headman

Published on January 18, 2014 by Evert Aalten

Scandal Studios – Ugandan Recordings

Opira sings in Acholi-language and plays on a traditional Ugandan instrument called ‘Adungu’. He made this acoustic instrument into an electrical one. With some built-in pickups (out of an old radio) powered by batteries and two Sony HiFi speakers, he is good to go!

Opira Morise Kato: “During the insurgency in northern Uganda beheadings took place. This song is about a man that has been accused of having beheaded a child. People suspect that he sold heads in order to receive money. But suspicions are not always true and can escalate because of issues such as land wrangles between families. The message of this song is that people should learn the truth before talking bad about someone.”

* Production: Evert Daniel Aalten
Camera: Karin van Bemmel


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