Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection

Iwalaria atorem ngimoe - Let dawn break (so that) we may attack the enemy

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:17

  • Cultures

    Karamojong (Jie)

  • Shelf mark

    2CDR0006137 (copy of C105/10)

  • Recording date

    1965-11-14

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Ken Gourlay collection

  • Recording locations

    Wertakau village, east of Kotido, Karamoja, Uganda

  • Recordist

    Oduka, Ahmed

  • Description

    Men's Group (with women assisting). Marriage song for beginning ekimomuor (stamping dance for major ceremonies and marriages) dance: Song: Iwalaria atorem ngimoe - Let dawn break (so that) we may attack the enemy; Concluding akiwar: O Longole ka ngitiang dang - O White-tusked One among all animals. Recorded by Ahmed Oduka as continuation of the African Studies Programme visit to Karamoja.

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