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KONY Equity and Diversity Summit

Yağmur Yağıyor - Turkish Nursery Song

Cultural informant:  Ozgun Tasdemir, Adana, Turkey,

Jersey City, NJ


“Arap közi” Historic reference in original lyric:

“Arap” (the Arab girl) which has been replaced by “Komsü közi” (the neighbor girl)


Non-Muslim children ”tribute” were the more commonly known, population of children who were taken as slaves throughout the Ottomon Empire . There are images of paintings of both the Arab and the Blakan children (slaves)  in homes and courts during the Ottoman Empire (1299-1923).


There are articles on the remnant “Afro-Turks”, who like

Other Afro-Europeans, are strong in their cultural identity.

Yağmur Yağıyor
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Zigüe, Zigüe, Za! / Escravos de Jó  

Yağmur Yağıyor Score

Native Speaker Sings Zigüe Escravos De Jó
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Zigüe/ Escravos de Jó Score

Brazilian Singing game.


Primary cultural informant (s): Angelica Vieriera, São Paolo, Brasil, NYC, Zeneide DeSouza, São Paolo, Brasil, Kearney, NJ,  Dr. Judith King-Calnek, NYC.



Excellent documentary on slavery in Brazil:

An inconvenient history: BBC  on Amazon Prime.

El Torito Pinto 

Salvadoran traditional song.

Many clips on  Most informative will be put up on my website.


Cultural informants: Including Ricardo Torres, Ingrid, Daisy, Birmanian, from San Salvador, El Salvador, and villages including Dulce Nombre de Maria, El Paraiso, Alegria, San Rafael, El Salvador.

El Torito Pinto Verses 1,2, Refrain Spoken
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El Torito Pinto Verses 3, 4 Spoken
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El Torito Pinto Lyrics & Tran

El Torito Pinto Score

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