Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection

Edonga dance songs

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:06:28

  • Cultures

    Karamojong

  • Shelf mark

    2CDR0006142 (copy of C105/15)

  • Recording date

    1966-08-19

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Ken Gourlay collection

  • Recording locations

    Kasmeri village, Maseniko Country, near Moroto, Uganda

  • Recordist

    Gourlay, Ken

  • Description

    Recordings made with the assistance of Jim Koetting and Stephen Gourlay. Individual dance songs for edonga (men's leaping dance). Numbers allocated to separate songs afterwards as the noise from women and chidren at the time made orderly recording impossible. The overall impression is, however, accurate. No singers were identifired with certainty. .Akoni toto keng Cokon - Its mother will be yours, CokenEsokoya ikiremoki - (For the sake of) the ox whose horns have never been tied, we have killed (a lion); Aram Lokeris - Lokeris has knocked the horns; Aperi nauno neni a ngican - I slept in the rope with trouble; Iyao Ngidomongoria - Listen, White ox with brown patches on the head; Iyao kiruma - Yes, go on lowing; Acaka atom asilik - (The ox) has lost its leather strap; O yangyeya - O yes!; Unidentified Turkana songs.

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