This collection of Somali poetry includes recitations of a multitude of genre including religious music associated with Ramadan and recreational poetry and songs including churning, pounding, mat-weaving, sheep, goat and cattle-watering, welcoming and children's songs.
Accompanied by extensive indexes and some transcriptions and translations.
Deposited at the Archives of Traditional Music by Johnson in 1989; under option 1.
See also related collection ATM accession number 89-096-F.
Seventy-seven named informants and 21 unidentified, vocals.
Statement of Responsibility
collected by John Johnson.
Recorded by Johnson at SOMAC, Muqdisho, Afgooye and in the Sool region of Somalia from February to October 1987.