Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert; Bocay Onak, Maria. (2015). AmaliaAyulDeng_songFuneralSongForKingAyang, 2014 [sound]. University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language. http://dx.doi.org/10.7488/ds/199.
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; the King was buried in Owiykyeel, his village in Pachodo District. But traditionally people go to the nearest place where the king had a house or where he rested in his lifetime. The composer is crying for King Ayang who was brave and protected the Shilluks during the war. But also she acknowledged that “mal ba mi Jwøk/ the surface of the earth belongs to God”: nobody remains on it. See metadata file for details on the genre.
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