Okony Tumangu Tim – Two oneko woda (The disease killed my son)

Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Okony Tumangu Tim: “This song is about a mother who has lost her child to the unknown sickness called nodding syndrome, which is affecting many families in this area. Nodding syndrome has killed my son, now there is no one who can help me with cultivation.”

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.

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