The group is led by Wilimbwa Julius who founded it in 2009 as a group for orphans or disadvantaged youths. The group is named after the nearby mountain, Mount Elgon and the drumming style.
Performers include: Bikumbi Yusuf (solo Adungu), Wamumdu Albashir (base Adungu), Kyasowbayo Joseph (xylophone) and Dkining David (tube fiddle).
“Isongja”: a pre-circumcision song and dance where boys are challenged to get ready for the ritual..
“Kadodi Imbalu Dance”: this is about the circumcision ritual itself and involves the boy being relucntant and getting help from others to be brave and then having and surviving ritual.
21st November 2013
Elgon Ngoma Troupe Centre, Mbale
Steve Kivutia, Ketebul Music & Andy Patterson, Abubilla Music.
Mixed by Andy Patterson
Patrick Ondiek, Ketebul Music; Jimmy Allen and Victoria Denison, Abubilla Music