Dinka songs from South Sudan

Machok Maper Ajang Padiet Part 4

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    Hol (Bor cluster)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    A Collection of Dinka Songs

  • Recording locations

    Duk Padiet

  • Performers

    Machok Maper Ajang Padiet (performer, male)

  • Recordist

    Simon Yak Deng

  • Description

    Machok Maper stresses that he dances with the girl of his choice who has compassion in him. Machok explains in this song that the girl is a friend to him and so she pointed out to dance with him. He says that he killed a bull belonging to their family when the cattle camp was settling in Toch. He appeals that the cattle camp is his because he is the best singer within the camp. Hence he stays sitting, allowing other singers to sing first and then he follcows. He appears like a horse after everybody (mean he is the giant) some people ask whether I am from Bor South but I reply that I am from Hol Community. (Machok stayed longer in Bor South and so his tongue is differs from Duks people). I killed a bull that took compensation of two cows from my family. So my music destroys things in my fathers house. Rise up, the whole camp and I will sing for you a wonderful songs which many admired. Our Toch is full of what to eat including fish, crocodiles etc. Information about performer: age 76, both parents from Akuei near Duk.

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