DAWN KRYSTAL WILLIAMS

COMPOSER AND MEZZO-CONTRALTO

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HUWULD NYUI

(Medium-Low Voice and Two Percussionists)

TEXT AND TRANSLATION

Yuwuldi nyuhuma                                       The wind is singing

Hiyawu rsanahatco                                           Beginning now,

Kamo danyimamaitcoma                           There in front of me

Tcunyuwuta nyonyoahangu-u                      The land stretches

Yuwuhuld ki-iki mumunaiku             The wind’s house thunders

Yuwuhuld ki-iki mumunaiku             The wind’s house thunders,

Konyi kamho imuna                                      I am going there

Tcuwunta tcutcumaka               To the land covered in thunder

     mumunaiku-u

Himo tatavaka yuwuhuta                      To the windy mountain

Himo tatavaka yuwuhuta                      To the windy mountain

Himo tatavaka yuwuhuta                      To the windy mountain

Wusika simaihangindangu                 The centipede wind came

     tciya muliva-a                                       running all over

Tcotcok vapamanda huwuling                  The black snake wind

Tcotcok vapamanda huwuling                  The black snake wind

Ngai hiyata nyuiyuta muliva                 That came running here

Kungata nyuiyut pimihivi                  Bound its song around me

Vanyi naiwonyim                                          I came out swiftly

Vasipi muhuk naiwonyuka                     Holding a cup of water,

Mi-itco vanyita nanaku naiwonyuka          I am made to drink it

Sisikali imunduhuna-a                           And turn around dizzily

Tata yanami ivakimu                        To the white cactus leaves

Tata yanami ivakimu                        To the white cactus leaves

Kunda nyi mulivukai                                         I came running

Rsaingu mumulihi-i                                I came running faintly

– Transliteration and translation by Dawn K. Williams