• NyathomThaboOdhong_TraditionOfWomen 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-01-28)
      The sound recording at the center of this item is narrative, explaining an aspect of Shilluk culture. Shilluk traditions govern everyday life. There are norms that must be observed by everybody. Purity is the most feared ...
    • NyathomThaboOdhong_SweetnessOfTheDrum 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-01-28)
      The recording at the center of this item is a comment on Shilluk culture. It complements the text on marriage by Johnson Otor Kwol. This text offers a perspective on the same topic by a woman, who comments specifically ...
    • EmmanuelOkwacDhikwan_songIStaySeparate 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-02-03)
      This song belongs to the young men of the village of Dibalo (in the Ogot Konam area), who called themselves the “Germans”. This age-set, the Germans, danced with the Daughters of the Kwajwok clan of Paju for a long time ...
    • Nyakwaci_songPenitenceTowardsNyikango 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-02-05)
      This short song is about penitence towards Nyikango. Nyikango is the founder of the Shilluk Kingdom. He was both Spiritual and Political Leader. The song is repeated over and over with people dancing (thom). Nyikango, I ...
    • JohnOgaacBol_songAwadSongForYolong 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-02-05)
      The recording at the center of this item an ‘awad’: a long song of praise that includes the entire village. The composer praises the village men singing about their goodness, wealth, courage, charity, support for orphans, ...
    • EmmanuelOkwacDhikwan_songWorryingAboutMarriage 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-02-10)
      This song is about anxiety over marriage, which is very important, particularly for a woman. This is evident from the dedication of a child, a week’s time after birth. The boy is dedicated to defend the land, so his maternal ...
    • JuliaJamesOdhok_songTheFlagIsRaisedHigh 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-02-24)
      The recording at the center of this item is a 'horse song', which is normally sung by a lead singer with people answering in response. Horse dance (kyeny), is a dance in which women/girls make a long line or two and run ...
    • JuliaJamesOdhok_songWomenOfNewSite 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-02-24)
      The recording at the center of this item is a 'horse song', which is normally sung by a lead singer with people answering in response. Horse dance (kyeny), is a dance in which women/girls make a long line or two and run ...
    • EmmanuelOkwacDhikwan_songToKingAkwot 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-02-24)
      The recording at the center of this item is a song. The land can’t be good if people have no cows. Cows make the land beautiful and life becomes sweet, because lack of cows is poverty. And to the Shilluk people, if you ...
    • EmmanuelOkwacDhikwan_songSomebodyWithoutDowry 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-02-24)
      The composer is trying to give advice to a friend who began to persuade a girl for marriage but he had no cows to pay the dowry. He says: My friend, son of Nyiyom, don't try to persuade any girl (for marriage). Don't try ...
    • EmmanuelOkwacDhikwan_songSquattingNearTheCookingPlace 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-02-24)
      The recording at the center of this item is a song, composed by the performer. Traditionally, Shilluk men sit in lwak (= cattle byre) or under a tree during the daytime. After sunset, men gather in the centre of the village; ...
    • JeremiahJwokpapyejGay_Hunting 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-03-04)
      The recording at the center of this item is a narrative. Hunting is an important economic activity to the Shilluk people. Hunting is done in the dry season after people have gathered in their crops. The narrator here is ...
    • JeremiahJwokpapyejGay_songKebDance 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-03-04)
      The recording at the center of this item is a song. In the dry season, in Chollo Land, the weather becomes very hot and nights are long. So, the youth gather in an open space (thwørø), usually between two villages, but ...
    • OttoGwadoAyoker_songFuneralSongForAkany 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-03-18)
      The recording at the center of this item is a funeral song. Akany, son of Gol Lith was chief of war in Dor Village. Dor is in Panyikango District, between Odong and Nyilwak. Nyilwak is bigger than Dor, so it was a threat ...
    • OttoGwadoAyoker_songFuneralSongForMayom 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-03-18)
      The recording at the center of this item is a funeral song. Mayom was chief of Nyilwak in Panyikango District. He was a very powerful chief; he ruled the two parts of Nyilwak. In his time, during the rule of King Gwang ...
    • OttoGwadoAyoker_songFuneralSongForMaybek 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-03-18)
      The recording at the center of this item is a funeral song. This is a funeral song of Chief Maybek, chief of Nyibodo (1940-1950). It was composed by Ajango Dilathjok from Ayijdhajo Village. Ajango was an in-law; his sister ...
    • MariaBocayOnak_SurroundingFish 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-04-17)
      This recording is about the ways women do fishing. The first way is called surrounding. In surrounding, women go to the river that has shallow water; they prefer rivers that are covered with reeds. When they reach the ...
    • OwacciObwonyoAnay_songAFrogHasCaughtAFrog 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-04-17)
      The recording at the center of this item is a song. Its composer is Amon Tuk Kaal, from Oryang Village, in Mwomo District in the far north. He was complaining to King Kur Gwang (1951-1974). Because he was jailed by the ...
    • JohnsonOtorKwol_songDaaksShield 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-04-17)
      The recording at the center of this item is a shield song. Its composer is Daak Otong from Nyijwado Village in Tonga District. He was serving in the army in Doleib Hill, where he married the daughter of Aryal Gidbek in ...
    • MariaBocayOnak_War 

      Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-04-30)
      In this narrative, Maria Bocay Onak tells about what she experienced during the fighting in Malakal at the of December 2013 and early 2014, and how she came with her children to Juba. Violence erupted in South Sudan in the ...