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Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle

Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle
Tributes in living memory to Comrade Deng Kuot Thiech, popularly known as Deng-Panan aka Makur ku Magak, one of the most iconic and inspirational musicians of the of the liberation struggle

By Willy Mayom Maker, Canada

Friday, July 5, 2019 (PW) — I’ve just learned the untimely demise of one of the South Sudanese legends, Comrade Deng Kuot (well known as Deng Apanan or Deng Makur). What a great lost! Deng Kuot’s contributions were immense. Even though he was one of the unsung heroes, Deng Apanan had sung to the nation throughout his life. From traditional songs to Christian hymns to revolutionary songs, the legend had left legacies in every route he’d taken. 

In the early days of the SPLA, Deng Apanan often unleashed his powerful voice over the radio, singing revolutionary songs, each song flavored with culturally significant boasting phrases: “Makur ku Magak; aa thuet agut cit men!” – Loosely translating, “Makur and Magak [personnel oxen] are suckling up to now!” 

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