• AkwaciOttoGwado_Nyagul 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-08-19)
    The recording at the center of this item is an animal fable, created by a teenager. Fables are used in teaching the children about many things and how to behave in different situations. Elders like grandparents tell fables ...
  • AmaliaAyulDeng_songFuneralSongForKingAyang 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert; Bocay Onak, Maria
    The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk song. The King Ayang Anay had a house in Haj Yousif. So, when he went to the other side of the river [= died, BR] in 1992, the women of Takamol went for his funeral; ...
  • AmaliaAyulDeng_songTheBuffaloOfTakamol 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert
    The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk song. Shilluk people love one another and are united wherever they are found. During the war that started in 1983, many people left their homes and went to live in ...
  • AmaliaAyulDeng_songVisitingKingKwongo 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert; Bocay Onak, Maria
    The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk song. Kwongo became king after the demise of King Ayang Anay in 1992. King Kwongo built his house in Silki in Omdurman. The women of Takamol went to visit King Kwongo ...
  • AmondingOttoGwado_RabbitAndCrocodile 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-08-19)
    The recording at the center of this item is an animal fable, narrated by a child. Fables are used in teaching the children about many things and how to behave in different situations. Elders like grandparents tell fables ...
  • AndrewWanhMayik_songEnergeticDance 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-10-29)
    The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk song. The Dhøgalal young men wanted to win dancing mates. But the girls whom they wanted were already dancing with another group. And those other young men were boasting ...
  • AndrewWanhMayik_songFuneralSongForJagoAyoker 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert
    The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk song. The composer of this funeral song of Chief Ayoker is unknown. But people think that it was composed by a relative. The composer was thinking that his relative, ...
  • AndrewWanhMayik_songGirlsAreTaken 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert
    The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk song. Young men would seek new dancing mates if the girls with whom they dance were taken by another group. They can also seek to win girls from another village if they ...
  • AndrewWanhMayik_songTheSongOfDibalo 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert
    The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk song. The Mahdists entered Khartoum on 28 January 1885. And the Mahdi declared an Islamic State with its capital in Omdurman. Mahdi died in June the same year and ...
  • AndrewWanhMayik_songYouWouldHaveBeenMarried 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-10-29)
    The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk song. Young men would seek new dancing mates if the girls with whom they dance were taken by another group. They can also seek to win girls from another village if they ...
  • AnguyAdyengLwal_songAmagag 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-05-19)
    The recording at the center of this item is a song. Amagag comes after keb dance. Keb is a dance in which people dance in very big circles. There is no drum but the person who leads the song must have a strong voice, ...
  • AnguyAdyengLwal_songInstallationOfKwongo 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-05-19)
    The recording at the center of this item is a song. Kwongo Daak was elected as Shilluk King in 1992. Before the installation, he rebuilt the former kings’ shrines as required by the Shilluk norms. Then he went to Pachodo ...
  • AnguyAdyengLwal_songPadhyangCultivated 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-05-19)
    The recording at the center of this item is a song. There was famine in some areas in the northern Shilluk “Gär” in the year 1985. And many people left their villages and went to the north looking for food. Some villages ...
  • AtayoAwerYogeng_songYony 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-06-04)
    The recording at the center of this item is a song. Young men in the Shilluk Land visit girls if they want to persuade them to be their dancing mates or if they want to marry one of the girls. In this song, it seems that ...
  • BolAwangNyiker_songWijrek 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2014-05-19)
    The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk song. Wijrek had no paramount chief before King Ayang. They kept complaining that they should not be part of Pachodo area in “Gär”, because Gär is too big and they are ...
  • CarlaNyanginoRoberto_WorkOfTheHome 

    Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert (University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language, 2013-12-12)
    The recording at the center of this item is a procedural narrative. The narrator here is telling what she used to do when she was a girl in Lul. House work of women work is not like the work of men or boys. House work is ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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; ...
  • 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 ...