Gwado Ayoker, Otto; Remijsen, Bert. (2015). MaryBodhiAkany_songFuneralSongForChiefAwaakjok, 2014 [sound]. University of Edinburgh. School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Linguistics and English Language. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/207.
The recording at the center of this item is a Shilluk funeral song. Chief Awaakjok was the chief of Papwojo Village in Tonga District. Awaakjok was the chief during the first war (1955-1972), and he protected Papwojo during that war. When the second war came (1983-2005), Papwojo was burnt by the Arabs, so the composer says that if Awaakjok had been there, he would not allow this to happen. Chief Awaagjok was like a king; because Papwojo is bordering Nuba to the north, Dinka to the west and Nuer to the south; all these people come to the Shilluk land in the dry season. They take permission from the chief of Papwojo who reports to the paramount chief of Tonga, who in turn reports to the king. The Kwa-othuro clan are in-charge of the oak tree. The Shilluk make boats and drums out of that hard tree, and nobody can cut the tree without permission from the Kwa-óthuro clan.
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