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OttoGwadAyoker_TheDescendantsOfWaang

Otto Gwado Ayoker
The recording at the center of this item is a narrative, in which Otto Gwado Ayoker covers some topics relating to Shilluk tradition in general, and some that are specific to the Kwawaang clan, to which he belongs. Nyikango son of Okwa became angry, when Okwa chose his half brother Diwaat to take power (the skin) after him. So, after the death of Okwa, Diwaat became chief. Nyikango decided to leave. And people divided themselves....

JuliaJamesOdhok_songTheDaughterOfAwin

Otto Gwado Ayoker
The recording at the center of this item is a song. Women songs are usually songs of praise mostly boasting about their beauty and the make-up. But there are many women who are composers of social and political songs. The women and also girls sing when they walk together or sit in one place doing a collective work. Two people sing the same song in turn while the rest are listening, or the group divide...

NyadhongoTwongObany_songWhiteBird

Otto Gwado Ayoker
The recording at the center of this item is a song. Girls’ songs are like women songs; the difference is that girls focus on dancing the drum “bul”; that is the day-time dance. "Okok" is the white bird. This refers to an age set: the group of Nyadhongo from Adidhyang Village is called Okog. Adidhyang is very far from Pathworo Village, so the girls' brothers did not want their sisters to go for dance with...

CarlaNyanginoRoberto_WorkOfTheHome

Otto Gwado Ayoker
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 preparing food and keeping the house clean. Women go outside to fetch water and fire wood but the main work is done in the house.

OttoGwadoAyoker_songFuneralSongForAmaylek

Otto Gwado Ayoker
The recording at the center of this item is a funeral song. Amaylek was a paramount chief of Tonga. He ruled in a difficult time of famines; during the reign of King Gwang (1917-1944). He was a just chief and very hospitable, and taking care of orphans. Even Nuer people used to come from across the River Nile bringing their disputes to him for settlement.

AtayoAwerYogeng_songYony

Otto Gwado Ayoker
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 the girls know the young men from Yony Village, and are ready to receive them well. The father of the girls is more understanding than the mother, maybe because...

MariaBocayOnak_War

Otto Gwado Ayoker
In this narrative, Maria Bocay Onak tells about what she experienced during the fighting in Malakal at the of December 2013 and early 2014, and how she came with her children to Juba. Violence erupted in South Sudan in the capital, Juba, on 15 December 2013, between soldiers loyal to President Kiir against soldiers loyal to Riek Machar, the former vice president. The reason was that Kiir ordered to disarm the Nuers at the Presidential...

AmondingOttoGwado_RabbitAndCrocodile

Otto Gwado Ayoker
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 to children usually after supper. And after telling a story a second or third time, the grandfather/grandmother would ask the children to retell it. So, they are not just telling the stories, but they teach the children...

OttoGwadoAyoker_Cultivation

Otto Gwado Ayoker
The recording at the center of this item is a narrative, in which Otto Gwado Ayoker explains how agriculture is practised among the Shilluk, in particular in relation to dura (main staple). Cultivation (agriculture) is a major activity for the Shilluk people. Almost all the Shilluk land is fertile with good rain fall. Villagers do primitive farming using very simple hand tools. They produce a small amount of dura that is sometimes less than what...

OttoGwadoAyoker_songFuneralSongForKingKur2

Otto Gwado Ayoker
The recording at the center of this item is a funeral song (Shilluk "ayaar") for King Kur (1951-1974). He was also called Along and Nyiryak. He is the son of King Gwang (1917-1944) who was also called Nyiker. Kur was a peaceful king, who did justice to everyone. He was loved by all the Shilluk people. In this funeral song, the composer, Ayik Longo, says that Along walked proudly to the front of God, because...

NyayejoCyanAyul_songTheBullOfHonour

Otto Gwado Ayoker
The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk song. The dowry is ten cows. But after some years, if the married girl settles well in her new home, an extra bull is given to her parents. But the extended family of her husband must say that they are happy with her. The bull is decorated and a big bell is tied on its neck. The whole village take the bull and some...

JohnsonOtorKwol_songDrum

Otto Gwado Ayoker
The recording at the center of this item is a song. This drum song is composed by the singer. It is about their group dancing with the girls of a kingly clan; group of Akwol. This song is remarkable; it describes the composer’s group and their village and praises the girls who dance with them. And how the audience sit there coughing because of the dust stirred up by their feet, but the dust does...

OttoGwadoAyoker_songFuneralSongForKingKur1

Otto Gwado Ayoker
The recording at the center of this item is a funeral song. King Kur (1951-1974) was also called Along, Nyiryak and Nyibek. He is the son of King Gwang (1917-1944) who was also called Agany and Nyiker or Ayoker. Kur was a peaceful king, who did justice to everyone. He was loved by all the Shilluk people. So, when he died, people cried for him.

AnguyAdyengLwal_songAmagag

Otto Gwado Ayoker
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, sometimes the song is led by two people. When people become tired of dancing keb, they sit down in a wide circle and amagag begins. In amagag people clap their hands...

BolAwangNyiker_songWijrek

Otto Gwado Ayoker
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 even far from Pachodo. King Ayang in 1978 upgraded Wijrek and appointed a paramount chief for it. In the song, this is expressed as that Wijrek “found a gourd”. The gourd is a...

MariaBocayOnak_DownWithIllness

Otto Gwado Ayoker
The recording at the center of this item is a narrative, in which Maria Bocay Onak tells about personal experiences - two bouts of serious illness while she was a child. There is no term for the word sickness or illness in Shilluk. That is because long ago, people look for causes of illness. Diarrhoea and flu have names. Diarrhoea is called ‘thøwi cïn/death of intestines’ and flu is called “ángongø.” For the other illness...

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