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  • A tribute to Opira Morise Kato

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    With deep sorrow we received the news that Opira Morise Kato has passed away in Opete, Kitgum, on April 24th 2015.

    We are so lucky and honoured to have been able to know Opira. To listen to him. To learn from him. He was one of the most engaged and kind artists we have ever met. While playing on his self made electric adungu, he addressed important issues such as alcohol abuse, escaping from the rebels, gender based violence and land wrangles. His songs illustrate what it feels like to be a ‘displaced person’, the struggles involved in returning home after living in camps and the importance of education.

    Opira once said about the importance of music “Music can let me forget problems. Music can teach people. Music can let people enjoy”. We know that his music will continue to inspire, comfort, educate, create new connections and evoke memories all over the world.

    Northern Uganda will not be the same without Opira Morise Kato.
    We will truly miss him.

    We extend our most heartfelt sorrow and condolences to Lilly, the children and other family members and friends. Although we are far in distance, our hearts are with you. Show less
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    Between August 2013 and April 2014 Evert Daniel Aalten was travelling through Uganda to record traditional music with a mobile studio. This video album is a collection of what he found, enjoy!
    • Opira Morise Kato - Living in the camp (English subtitles) - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 3,816 views
      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 som...
    • Opira Morise Kato - Home is best with women - Duration: 9 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 9,930 views
      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 som...
    • Opira Morise Kato - The problem won't allow me to sleep - Duration: 4 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 7,175 views
      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 som...
    • Opira Morise Kato - The mother of Aluku - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 39,688 views
      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 som...
    • Opira Morise Kato - Gender based violence - Duration: 7 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 6,661 views
      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 som...
    • Opira Morise Kato - My father's home - Duration: 7 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 14,969 views
      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 som...
    • Opira Morise Kato - Mega FM - Duration: 3 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 6,274 views
      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 som...
    • Opira Morise Kato - Pol FM - Duration: 3 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 3,280 views
      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 som...
    • Opira Morise Kato - Headman - Duration: 6 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 7,944 views
      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 som...
    • Opira Morise Kato - Living in the camp - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 4,417 views
      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 som...
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    • Opira Morise Kato - Interview - Duration: 5 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 2,719 views
      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 som...
    • Okidi - Tension - Duration: 5 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 1,864 views
      Scandal Studios - Ugandan Recordings

      The Ugandan Okidi group consists of Ocira Bosco on lead vocals, two 'orak' (half calabash) players and a women ululating (making a long, wavering, high-pitched...
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    • Nodding Syndrome: an illness in the making (docucumentary trailer) - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 772 views
      A film by Karin van Bemmel & Evert Aalten
      Scandal Studios, 2017 (38 min.)
      Watch full length documentary: www.vimeo.com/noddingsyndrome/docu

      This film documentary is based on fifteen months of anth...
    • OJ Murugut - Awili (English subtitles) - Duration: 5 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 2,851 views
      Scandal Studios - Ugandan Recordings
      (* for English subtitles: click on the subtitle-icon at the bottom of the video)

      OJ Murugut plays Adungu and sings about Awili who is supposed to get married....
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    • OJ Murugut - Anyaka maleng (with English subtitles) - Duration: 7 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 6,465 views
      Scandal Studios - Ugandan Recordings
      (* for English subtitles: click on the subtitle-icon at the bottom of the video)

      OJ Murugut plays Adungu and sings about Acholi women.

      * Production: Evert Dan...
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    • Brass Band Kitgum - Part I - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 3,412 views
      Scandal Studios - Ugandan Recordings

      During the last days of our stay in Kitgum, we were able to record this brass band. Filled with enthusiasm, they play drums, trumpets, cymbals, trombone and ma...
    • Brass Band Kitgum - Part II - Duration: 3 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 902 views
      Scandal Studios - Ugandan Recordings

      During the last days of our stay in Kitgum, we were able to record this brass band. Filled with enthusiasm, they play drums, trumpets, cymbals, trombone and ma...
    • Brass Band Kitgum - Part III - Duration: 6 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 1,276 views
      Scandal Studios - Ugandan Recordings

      During the last days of our stay in Kitgum, we were able to record this brass band. Filled with enthusiasm, they play drums, trumpets, cymbals, trombone and ma...
    • Christ the King - Labal bin ki woro - Duration: 3 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 2,254 views
      Scandal Studios - Ugandan Recordings

      The Centenary Children Choir from Christ the King church in Kitgum consists of 40 children aged from 7 to 17 years old.

      * Production: Evert Daniel Aalten
      Ca...
    • Christ the King - An awaci ka in imara - Duration: 3 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 2,711 views
      Scandal Studios - Ugandan Recordings

      The Centenary Children Choir from Christ the King church in Kitgum consists of 40 children aged from 7 to 17 years old.

      * Production: Evert Daniel Aalten
      Ca...
    • Christ the King - Lokristo ubin oyot - Duration: 2 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 2,689 views
      Scandal Studios - Ugandan Recordings

      The Centenary Children Choir from Christ the King church in Kitgum consists of 40 children aged from 7 to 17 years old.

      * Production: Evert Daniel Aalten
      Ca...
    • Christ the King - Ai Lokristo - Duration: 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 1,680 views
      Scandal Studios - Ugandan Recordings

      The Centenary Children Choir from Christ the King church in Kitgum consists of 40 children aged from 7 to 17 years old.

      * Production: Evert Daniel Aalten
      Ca...
    • A tribute to Opira Morise Kato - Duration: 3 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 8,449 views
      With deep sorrow we received the news that Opira Morise Kato has passed away in Opete, Kitgum, on April 24th 2015.

      We are so lucky and honoured to have been able to know Opira. To listen to him. ...
    • Olweny Maurice Abitingson - Pe nek dano (English subtitles) - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 836 views
      Scandal Studios - Ugandan Recordings
      (* for English subtitles: click on the subtitle-icon at the bottom of the video)

      Olweny Maurice Abitingson is a music teacher in Kitgum (northern Uganda) and ...
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