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Music of the Sudan: The Role of Song and Dance in Dinka Society, Album Two: Women's Dance Songs

Various Artists
Music of the Sudan: The Role of Song and Dance in Dinka Society, Album Two: Women's Dance Songs

Music is a dignified expression for the Dinka tribes of Southern Sudan. These are the songs of women. Scholar Dr. Francis Deng, himself a Dinka, explains that a woman often creates her identity through her description of the identity of her husband, often “prais[ing] her husband and through him herself with surprising snobbery.” Extensive liner notes include English translations.

Track Listing

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Nainai Amou Nyok 4:08
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102
I Sent My Message Amou Nyok 2:57
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103
The Age Set of Deng Wife of the Paramount Chief 2:36
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104
The Youth of Abyei Female Dinka singers 1:38
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105
I Have a Request A girl and a boy 3:45
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106
Our Age-Set Is an Age-Set Female Dinka singers 0:41
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107
I Tell the Son of Ring Female singer 0:45
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The Dream One of Paramount Chief's wives 3:48
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202
Our Circle Wife of the Paramount Chief 3:54
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203
Untitled Dinka singers 2:03
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204
Untitled Dinka singers 0:53
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205
Untitled Dinka singers 1:18
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206
Untitled Dinka singers 2:31
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207
Untitled Dinka singers 1:41
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208
The Spreading Horns Wife of the Paramount Chief 4:38

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