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Music of the Sudan: The Role of Song and Dance in Dinka Society, Album Three: Burial Hymns and War Songs

Various Artists
Music of the Sudan: The Role of Song and Dance in Dinka Society, Album Three: Burial Hymns and War Songs

Music is a dignified expression for the Dinka tribes of Southern Sudan. Here is a presentation of hymns and war songs of the type that are sung at a funeral for a chief, in this case, that of scholar Dr. Francis Deng’s father. The hymns and war songs are focused towards the occasion of death, though the energetic and strident style of delivery may appear to belie the solemnity of a funeral. Extensive liner notes include English translations.

Track Listing

101
The Spears of Nyonbok Dinka people of Abyei 3:10
102
The Age-Set Dinka people of Abyei 1:21
103
The Tribe of Babo Dinka people of Abyei 4:12
104
Collection of Hymns Dinka People of Abyei 9:48
105
Drumming Dinka People of Abyei 1:32
201
I Quilled His Back Dinka People of Abyei 3:16
202
Our Grey One Dinka people of Abyei 1:55
203
Kwol Dinka people of Abyei 1:47
204
The Rek Stampeded Dinka people of Abyei 1:05
205
Forest Men Dinka people of Abyei 1:33
206
I Am Like the Governor Dinka people of Abyei 4:35
207
Arumjok, "Pied Ibis" Dinka people of Abyei 2:16
208
I Ran after the Dance Dinka People of Abyei 0:35
209
Throwing the Gun Away Dinka people of Abyei 1:17
210
I Am Left Alone Dinka people of Abyei 0:23
211
Combination of War Songs Dinka people of Abyei 0:40
212
Manyang Wet Himself Dinka people of Abyei 1:29
213
Manyang Buried Himself Alive Dinka people of Abyei 0:53
214
Untitled Mading De Riak and Ambrose Ahang 0:21

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