John Low East Africa Collection

Camel song

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:01:45

  • Cultures

    Somali

  • Shelf mark

    C27/12

  • Recording date

    1985-07-30

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Low collection

  • Recording locations

    Sablaale settlement, Somalia

  • Performers

    Cigaale, Caynab (singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Low, John

  • Description

    Item notes: Camel song: while taking out or bringing home; a spoken explanation in the middle, followed by a repeat of the song; Caynab explains that he and his father had 200 camels. Performer notes: Settled in the area from Galguduud region; previously was a livestock herder, now a watchman. Recordist's notes: in John Low's notes, this is no. 18 of Tape 1, Side 2 [Somalia tapes]

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