Dudbul July 22, 1972 - 25B Pokwo

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Recording #25B

Place of Recording: Illea

Date of Recording: July 24, 1972

Performance: Soloist, drummers and villagers

Informant: Agwa Alemo and David Omot

Date of Transcript: November 11, 1972

1 000 Dudbul.

Information: Soloist, drummers and townspeople. Continuation of Dudbul. Changed to Agwaga beat but is the same song being sung to the chief. About waiting for a gift from the chief. In the form of AWAWA.

2 112 Obero.

Information: People in a group. Not dancing. Drummers, soloist and townspeople. Good placement of mike for balanced sound with people soloist and drummers. Same song as 25A 2 120. In the form of Achenya. (would be dancing in a straight line) but are sitting for this performance.

3 264 Dudbul.

Information: Soloist, drummers and villagers. (Young boys and girls love to dance to this type of song.) Arabic words. Not known. He’s mixing the woods, Amhara, English, his own, Somali, etc. Improvising on the spot. But singing in the same way he did in the other version. Refer to 25A 4 441 sung earlier in the form of Agwaga. Now in the form of Dudbul.

4 389. Dudbul. Refer to 25A 5 799.

Information: Soloist, drummers and villagers. Dudbul. The big drum is different but the large one is the same because this is for the common people. Now changing the song in form of Krumma (the singers when they see the people tired, can change the song into another form so people can rest while they sing.) The song is still the same but the form of dancing is changed. Beating of the drum is changed.

Text: We have the last chief now. He can lead us forever.

5 568 Awawa form. Refer to 25B 1 026.

Information: In this part if it is the chief’s intention to dance. He will dance with his wife in the circle. Just the two of them in the circle. All the people will sit down and wait their turn after he finishes. Sometimes called ALENGA. In AWAWA dancing if the chief is dancing, he will be the first one and the people will be after him. In form of ALENGA people will circulate and the chief and his wife will dance in the circle. There will be guides who will keep people from going near the chief or the king. If you go near the chief or the wife of the chief, a guide will come and beat you with a stick.