Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert. (2015). MaryBodhiAkany_songFuneralSongForAbinykwec, 2014 [sound]. University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/198.
The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk song. It is a funeral song (Shilluk "ayaar") about Gwado Ayoker from Nyibodo village, which is part fo the Tonga district. Awook, Nyikwec and Abinykwec are his bull's names. The bull's colour is like that of leopard 'kwec'. His Christian name is Mariano. All these names are mentioned in this song. He was the only teacher from Nyibodo at his time. The composer says: Now that he is dead, nobody in Nyibody will read any book/letter sent to the chief, or to anybody in the village. Abinykwec son of Ayoker was an evangelist and taught in village school. He was humble and a man of vision. The song mixes Christian and traditional beliefs, and this is very unusual; the song calls Shilluk land as: land of Nyikango and land of God Almighty.
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