Ogwang Clipper – Ero allii ki jo ma pol

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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Scandal Studios – Ugandan Recordings
(* for English subtitles: click on the subtitle-icon at the bottom of the video)

Ogwang Clipper plays ‘nanga’, a traditional instrument with seven nylon strings in a wooden box. Clipper is one of the most experienced and respected nanga players in northern Uganda. He performs together with his wife Sabina Lawino.

This song is recorded at Mr. Clippers home in Kitgum town. Children from the neighbourhood gathered to watch the performance. The Acholi song title ‘Ero allii ki jo ma pol’ can be translated into ‘You started enmity with many people’. Ogwang and Sabina sing about a person who started fighting with many powerful people, without help of other people.

Production: Evert Daniel Aalten
Camera: Karin van Bemmel
Translation: Okidi Denish

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