Dinka songs from South Sudan

Deng Deng Cier Part 1

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    Twic West (Rek cluster)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    A Collection of Dinka Songs

  • Recording locations

    SIL Office, Juba

  • Performers

    Deng Jok Ajuoong (performer, male)

  • Recordist

    Elizabeth Achol Ajuet Deng

  • Description

    In the introduction, the singer explains that when the song was first composed in the mid 70s, it was called Aluong. Now it is called Mabok. It was adopted from a song by the famous northern artists, Salah Ebn Badiya and Mohammed Werdi. i.e. Deng Deng tried to copy the way Arabs sing. He started performing this style in Wunrok of Adiang. According to his explanation it is usually sung when they were fishing and in the dancing place. It is a song that contains several separate pieces, dealing with different topics: love, praising, insult,political comment, and lament. Information about performer: time away from Dinka territory: during 70s in Khartoum,age approx. 55, both parents from the Wunrok Payam (Twic County, Bahr El Ghazal).

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