Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection

Edonga dance songs

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:48

  • 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. 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.

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