Kenneth Gourlay Uganda Collection
Individual dance song (Jie)
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2CDR0006143 (copy of C105/16)
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Kalokudo, near Kidepo National Park, almost on the Sudan border, Uganda
Recording arranged by Hilary Logwe (notes by Anna Gourlay). Recording not completed owing to the need to return across the river before it became impassable following a storm. No titles or translations available (except for Item 84, which was sung in Karamojong) as no one knew the language. Explanations given are those of our contact, whose English comments are evocative rather than grammatical. These were the 'wildest' people I have encourntered; this recording was sufficient to establish that their singing style had nothing in common with the Karamojong. Individual dance song (Jie) (Robert Loporit, a driver from Kotido married to a woman in the village): Nyingolia - When my ox turns to face you. The instrument in the latter part of the recording is a short side-blown horn (epilu/epilo) probably from a goat.