Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection

Maimayo mayo ka ngimongin - we must appeal strongly for the oxen

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:41

  • Cultures

    Karamojong

  • Shelf mark

    2CDR0006137 (copy of C105/10)

  • Recording date

    1964-11-13

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Ken Gourlay collection

  • Recording locations

    Moruangor village, near Lotome, Moroto, Uganda

  • Recordist

    Gourlay, Ken

  • Description

    A general song for ceremonial feast; recorded under the shelter of trees as opposed to inside the village in a futile attempt to ascape the wind. Recording arranged by Eileen Milligan. Men and women of the village. Simultaneous recordings made by John Blacking and Lois Anderson except that Blacking's voice can be heard announcing 'Item No. 49' in the pause after the first section of the akiwar (59a). Text: Solo 1: Maimayo mayo ka ngimongin - we must appeal strongly (to the owner) for the oxen; Chorus: Kingarakinae - help us!; Solo 2: Ataar emong ataar emong kiita moi - if you kill the ox, if you kill the ox you will marry soon - C; Solo 3: Maimayo mayo ka ngimaniko - we must appeal strongly for the bulls - C; Solo 4: Ataar emong ataar emong kiita ngidwe - if you kill the ox, if you kill the ox, your daughters will marry - C; Solo 5: Maimayo mayo u-pap - we must appeal strongly, strongly, strongly, to the 'father' (of the ox).

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Maimayo mayo ka ngimongin - we must appeal strongly for the oxen

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