EP 138: Nigeria- The Voices of Birds, Three Magicians, Isokun and the Baby (M.I. Ogumefu 1929)
In the first story, a magician is off on a walk in the woods. He came to a place where there were a lot of dull brown birds with beautiful voices. He asked the birds if they would be up for a bit of swapping: their beautiful voices for some lovely feathers.
In the second story, we learn about the origin of a beautiful flowing river and the betrayal that lead to the stagnant one next to it.
And in the third story, we hear the sad tale of Isokun, who just wants a baby of her own.
Source: Yoruba Legands by Ogumefu, M. I. 1929
Narrator: Dustin Steichmann
Music: BARMANI_MAI_CHOGE by Arewa Creative Commons
Sound FX: Daytime Forrest Bonfire by Youtube Audio Library
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Photo: "Archive: Gongola River, Nigeria (Archive: NASA, International Space Station, 10/26/07)" by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
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