Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection

Edonga dance songs

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:18:25

  • Cultures

    Karamojong

  • Shelf mark

    2CDR0006142 (copy of C105/15)

  • Recording date

    1966-08-19

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Ken Gourlay collection

  • Recording locations

    Kasmeri village, Maseniko Country, near Moroto, Uganda

  • Recordist

    Gourlay, Ken

  • Description

    Recordings made with the assistance of Jim Koetting and Stephen Gourlay. Individual dance songs for edonga (men's leaping dance). Numbers allocated to separate songs afterwards as the noise from women and chidren at the time made orderly recording impossible. The overall impression is, however, accurate. No singers were identifired with certainty. Ewasi Amuniesi - I went (hunting) with Amuniesi; Egole ariamu ngitiang Kekuri - (my) black and white ox, I found Kekuri's beasts; Oyelelo amunio ngikiliok emong - o yes, the men have cut up an ox; Erimo ngimoe naui - The enemy went round about the cattle camp; Ece O ikoni akuan - The body of another (ox) is like (something); Erikakis ngikiliok - the men have finished cutting (the ears); Ngunace erae ngakiro - Whatever the matter is; Yao ikienik arac nakou - We have tied the strap on its head; Ewale a Ngangiro - My white ox is with Ngangiro.

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