This web site is an outgrowth of my dissertation research on music on the Ethio-South Sudanese border. Usually, doctoral dissertations are difficult to access and tend to be a dull read for the general public, anyway; hence, this web site is intended to make information about this music easily available to a general readership and to provide greater exposure for these musicians and their communities.
This site would be impossible without the innumerable individuals with whom I have worked. I cannot list them all, but I have included those who have provided the most substantial contributions (in alphabetical order).
Apay Ojullu Aballa: Singer, composer, translator, coordinator, and consultant for research on Anywaa music
Chang Kot Nyak ("Mha Chang"): Programmer, musician, studio owner, translator, and consultant for Nuer music
Emanuel Ayalew: Translator and coordinator for Oromia
Gatwech Koak Nyuon: Public intellectual, South Sudan peace ambassador, consultant, coordinator, and translator for research on Nuer music and South Sudan issues
Lim Chuol: Consultant for Nuer traditional music
Marnaath Jangjuol ("Mana Chuol"): Translator for Nuer songs
Meher Omot Obang: Consultant and translator for Anywaa music
Ojho Othow Ojullu: Consultant, coordinator, and translator for research on Anywaa music
Sarah Bishop: Primary web site author, general instigator of the project
Wenraya Aballa: Singer, composer, translator, coordinator, and consultant for Anywaa music