Peter Cooke Uganda Collection
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Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings
Matheniko, near Moroto, Karamoja, Uganda
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Performance note: This is a play song, sung by boys and girls at night, around 8pm when the moon is bright. Children collect together and sit in a long row with a small stone or anything small that cannot be seen. The stone is passed around while singing the song. Lyrics: "Ngene, ngene ngene tota worokuja, tota worokeno, tena tenae, tena tena, ngura Locacudura kipim, yau, yauu, yau eworo kipim, ngene, ngene, lura tanga tanga Yau."; Trans.: "Ngene, ngene, ngene, Worokuja's mother, Worokenos' mother, tie, tie, tie, Ngura Locacudura aim, bring, bring, bring, Ewere aim, ngene, ngene, ngene, open open bring." Performer's note: Karamojong children from Matheniko. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is on side 1 [Track A] of his 'TAPE PC 2'.
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