Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert. (2014). AndrewWanhMayik_songEnergeticDance, 2014 [sound]. University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/60.
The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk song. The Dhøgalal young men wanted to win dancing mates. But the girls whom they wanted were already dancing with another group. And those other young men were boasting that they will never lose the girls. They even threatened to use magic. Dhøgalal young men first won the heart of Akwøl Nyanyijak, the leader of the girls. They told her that they will compose many songs and dance to the rhythmic beats of drum with their full energy. And that the group has leg bells that make music that is like the noise made by birds. Dhøgalal won the girls. The magic of the other group did work. So, in this song, both the young men and the girls made fun of them, saying that their magic has become rotten like a rope, and that they were as dirty as the Hadandawa.
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