Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert. (2015). AmaliaAyulDeng_songTheBuffaloOfTakamol, 2014 [sound]. University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language. http://dx.doi.org/10.7488/ds/197.
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 northern Sudan. Women formed their social groups and each group chose a name. The women of Takamol Haj Yousif called themselves Ógïg/Buffalo. This song was the first for the women of Takamol. It was composed for the purpose of going to beg for a cow from Otwongo Jwaj in Takamol in 1992. The women needed a bull for their first celebration. They went to Otwongo house and spent the night, singing and dancing. Yes, Otwongo Kwajyalo gave a bull.
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