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

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

Various Artists FW04303 / FE 4303

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.

Year Released 1976
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1976 Folkways Records

Genre(s) Islamica; World
Country(s) Sudan
Culture Group(s) Dinka
Subject(s) World music
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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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