John Low East Africa Collection
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Sablaale settlement, Somalia
Axmed, Saynab (singer, female)
Item notes: Humorous poem in which first a camel and then a cow insult each other, ridiculing the qualities and looks of the other and stressing their own strengths and virtues. Performer notes: From the Buhoodle district; previously was a livestock herder with her parents, now an extension worker - poultry. Recordist's notes: in John Low's notes, this is no. 26 of Tape 1, Side 2 [Somalia tapes]