Okony Tumangu Tim – Ngom pire tek (Land is important)

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Published on March 17, 2014 by Evert Aalten

Scandal Studios – Ugandan Recordings

Okony Tumangu Tim literally means ‘Help Tumangu Team’. Tumangu is a small village in Kitgum district in northern Uganda. Most of the thirty-three group members are women. They dance and sing about issues that are important to their community, such as land, sickness and war. Besides the choir and dancers, the group consists of a lead singer, two ladies playing bila and whistle and two drummers.

Okony Tumangu Tim: “In this song we tell our community that land is very important. We have to protect it and not sell it to people that are not our clan members. We should keep our land to ourselves.”

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