Peter Cooke Uganda Collection

'Ekitoe' = 'Tree'

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:00:41

  • 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 song for women and girls, which, according to Gabriel Lomeri Loitareng, is the kind of song sung by women and girls returning from communal work, e.g. collecting grass for roofing. Song words: "Eyee Lomogel kikusi eyee Ekitee ata Nawal Eyee Lomogel kikusi eyee Ekitee ata Nawal Aduko ngikyeny da Lomagol Kikusi Eyee Ekitee at Nawal Aduk Liba ngikyeny da Lomagol Kikusi Eyee Ekitee at Nawal Aduk Rose ngikyeny da Lomagol Kikusi Eyee Ekitee at Nawal Aduk Lecelemo da Lomogol etc. Eyee Lomogol kikusi etc. Eh Lomogol Kikusi Praise, Eh Nawal's mother tree Eh Lomogol Kikusi Praise, Eh Nawal's mother tree Weaverbird also built her nest on; Lomgaol Praise etc. Rose also built its nest on; Lomogel Praise etc. Locelemo also built etc. Eh Eh lomogol Praise eh, Nawal's mother tree. A waver bird also has built her nest on; Lomogol Praise etc." 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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'Ekitoe' = 'Tree'

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