Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert. (2014). NyayejoCyanAyul_songWej, 2014 [sound]. University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/1.
The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk song. Girls’ songs are like women songs; the difference is that girls focus on dancing the drum “bul”; that is the day-time dance. This song begins with a complaint from the composer that the dancing mates did not come to Dur, where they are waiting for them. But the leader of the girls replied that they have already come. Then the composer applauds their handsome dancing mates who are from Ongeli in Wadajwok. She also says that they, the girls, really match those dancers. “Wej” refers to a song genre in which one enumerates the good things about somebody or a group of people, beginning from what is seen to what is next to it, until you reach the best thing in the center. The word comes from taking out the layers out of maize beginning from the ones outside until you reach the corn.
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