|dc.description||The following songs are in this recording. These songs are divided into four major sections. The section division is based on the type of /category of funeral dance as normally performed at the funerals.(Before Christianity was introduced or took shape in Vurra county).
The first section that runs from minute 00.01 to minute 7 and 59seconds is Ongo siza (slow), and the songs performed here include;1) Aki mani enzoni, 2) Ayimaru maye ori amadri malufe ri nanabua yo, 3)Adikini ayia madrani ya, 4)Ayia mva kuma a’dule, 5)Awuo ‘di ma ‘doyo and 6)Ega bile wala. These songs are mostly performed when the dead body is still outside. All the songs listed above express the pain of losing a loved person. The themes are all about the pain caused by death.
The second section is called Tiurule by the group and it also has several songs. This section is from minute 8 to minute 16 and 20 seconds. The songs involved in this section include;1)Yi okabia, 2) Lulu ka nga bo, 3) Bile ri afa onzini yo, 4) Ata drara angu ma ndru, and 5) Nguru kami ni owu ama andra. This section is still emphasizing the pain of death while these people of the Amisi- Andruru clan lament about their key ancestors who passed on.
Section three is known as O’du dance and it is beginning from minute 16 and 32 seconds to minute 23 and 54seconds. The songs included in this section are 1)Karib’a, 2) Okuyi adri b’ati mbombolombaya, Edrako ninsuu ejoru, and 3) Amadi nya A’di vile ya abiri d’e akua erob’e.These songs are not particularly about the funeral, but they are also performed during the funeral,especially after the burial. These songs communicate the issues in Amisi clan. For example,” Karib’a” song is about the Chief that once ruled Amisi clan people unfairly.
The second song of this section known as “Okuyi mvali mbombolombaya” is about barrenness and how a barren woman is fooled in the community. The third song is about famine, and it communicates to the people to work hard in order to eliminate famine.
The last section is Bua or Itrilia dance songs. It is on a fast tempo and runs from minute 23 and 55 seconds to minute 29 and 27 seconds. The songs in this section include; 1) Irinoo, a song about one of the great grandfathers of Amisi clan. It is a song used to remember him and express how he used to encourage the children to work hard.
The second song is Gil’a mu yia which communicates to the youth of Amisi clan to always remember the people, especialy those who are not public workers or Government officers. This song is meant to articulate other social issues within the communities and not necessarily about death or funerals.||en_US