Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection

Anyira tirjii - The girls are beautiful

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  • Cultures

    Acholi (Labwor)

  • Shelf mark

    2CDR0006137 (copy of C105/10)

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    Ken Gourlay collection

  • Recording locations

    Losilang Mission School, north of Kotido, Karamoja, Uganda

  • Recordist

    Oduka, Ahmed

  • Description

    Recorded outside the school by Ahmed Oduka while waiting. Schoolboy group. All items recorded by Ahmed Oduka as continuation of the African Studies Programme visit to Karamoja. Notes and data by Ken A Gourlay except where stated. Song for dancing bul: Anyira tirjii - The girls are beautiful all the time. Sung here by boys of the school in the Labwor dialect of the Acholi language. Normally sung by all while dancing the popular dance Bul. The text includes the phrase 'This girl's face, shining like Tilley lamp'.

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