Notes

Song Notes from Nyango: Who no know = pidgin English for "who doesn't know". Basically the "juju" = masquerade was supposed to be the American Wonder. America Wonder is generally used to describe a new marvel, surprise.

I asked Nyango if "Juju" means "Masquerade". Here's what she responded: "Yes. It is both singular and plural and refers to the individual or individuals or spirit (in some beliefs) wearing the mask. Just like with Santa Claus, you never say an individual is the 'juju' - A Juju is a Juju, just like Santa is Santa."

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Nyango M. Nambangi of the Minnesota African Women's Association for contributing this song and for the commentary.

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