Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

'Ngene'

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:00:21

  • Cultures

    Karamojong

  • Shelf mark

    C23/1

  • Recording date

    1964-12

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Peter Cooke Uganda Recordings

  • Recording locations

    Matheniko, near Moroto, Karamoja, Uganda

  • Performers

    Unidentified (singers, children)

  • Recordist

    Cooke, Peter

  • Description

    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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