Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection

Nyo ibore aono akou - what thing has a shrivelled head?

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:36

  • Cultures

    Karamojong

  • Shelf mark

    2CDR0006137 (copy of C105/10)

  • Recording date

    1965-11-13

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Ken Gourlay collection

  • Recording locations

    Moroto Senior Secondary School, Moroto, Uganda

  • Performers

    Loduk, Matthew

  • Recordist

    Gourlay, Ken

  • Description

    Boys of S1. Recorded in a classroom concurrently with recordings made by John Blacking and Lois Anderson at Moroto Senior Secondary School; School boys sing: Girls and General songs; Recording arranged by John Bultler, headmaster of the school. Song riddle; led by Matthew Loduk (Pian country); Atapem - the Guinea-fowl: a song-riddle sung by men and women at any time.Text: Solo: Nyo ibore - what thing; Chorus: Aono akou - has a shrivelled scalp?; Solo: Nyo aion ka inyo - what cooled its head?; Nyoibore nakulecer - what thing is bald?; Alomu lorar etae ca - the time of th falling leaf has come; Nidwe sapa eriyan(an) - all chidren are the same.The chorus repeats the last three (or four) syllables of the solo. The subject of the riddle is the guinea-fowl (atapem) which, like trees without leaves (?), has nothing on its head. Is the implication that the children are responsible?

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Nyo ibore aono akou - what thing has a shrivelled head?

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