Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection
Edonga dance songs
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Ken Gourlay collection
Kasmeri village, Maseniko Country, near Moroto, Uganda
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. Ketemokino - It is enoughIkoni akuan ngidowon - The body (of my ox) is like clouds; Neniti ebi ejok - How good it is!; Ekedupo etau a Loteba - Because of the Ox whose ears are cut I found myself in trouble; Ikituar - We are taking the cattle (to graze); Etomodikeni - I was greatly moved; Kemojong Dengel - O Dengel, my ox is so old; Kiyam ngidwe a Ngiupe - The sons of Upe (the Pokot) have ignored; Anyar akireb - The scouts are calling out; Eya apena ngibokoi ngaarei - Yes, I now have two oxen with different markings on their head; Ngiyok ngirorua Logiel - O, Logiel, the names are ours.