MIX July 21, 1972 - 22B Ebago
Place of Recording: Ebago
Date of Recording: July 21, 1972
Performance: Ebago villagers
Informant: Paul Abulla and Henry Akway
Date of Transcript: September 29, 1972
1 000 Okama continues.
Information: Continuation of dance begun on tape 21.
2 008 Kuruma.
Information: Not dancing for everybody. Girl with boy dancing. Girls standing in one part and boys in another. When the singer sings, one singer by the drum. The girls will run to the boys. (gone back to Okama. Confused) Girl will stop to your feet. She will return back. Then you will run to her. Following her. When reached that distance, then come back. She will come forward. And you advance, etc. Then there is a singer singing at a distance. Singer stands still and sings. If not chosen stand outside. Later join in the dancing again. Now are going to perform another song. Within the same style. Kuruma. Confusing. Singing becomes good. At least a bit better than before. Kuruma continues. They are dancing. Meaningless woods.
3 248 Still Kuruma. (not Anuak dance).
Information: Taken from the MURLE tribe use drums. When they take it, they didn’t use the songs of these people and then used the drum. (Murle do not use the drum) and this borrowing has been reborrowed by the Murle. They now refer the Anuak type of Kuruma.
4 311 Kuruma
Information: Sounds like an Obero but it is not. Finished with this type.
5 315 Still Kuruma.
Information: Quite rhythmic. Dancing is poor. Single girl singer in a repetitive refrain. Not a good performance. Shouts of boasting.