Central African

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Ndinochema amasebe | Central African

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ILAM

Topical song with mbira dza WaNdau and deze resonator. "See I am crying, mother-in-law.
Poverty, elder brother, alack.
See, Sophiatown is bad, Patisoni
In my distress I think of home
Happiness to you all at Marange."
The singer sings about the conditions in which he finds himself at Sophiatown, near Johannesburg, where he works as a carpenter's assistant. His home, Marange is in the Chipinga District of Southern Rhodesia, about 400 miles north east of Johannesburg.
Details from ILAM record number TP4272-2

1957-01-03 Central African | Chipinga district | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mount Selinda | Ndau | Rhodesia | Simon Mafiru Sitole | Southern Rhodesia | Topical song | Zimbabwe
Emong'o oluku papa kimong'ini | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number: CR2016. Praise song with five string Adedu horizontal harp, clapping and leg rattles, 1 side blown Aluti horn. The Teso are a pastoral people and call their Chiefs by the names of bulls. They say their Chiefs are wise ruling over the people like bulls over the herds.

1950-00-00 Adedeu harp | bells | Central African | Horn | Iganitiyo Ekacholi | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lukiko | Mbale district | Praise song | Teso | Tororo | Uganda
Ai abei eong | Central African

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ILAM

Topical song with Auleru, vertical flute, open, four notes.

A clever use of the lower and upper octaves in the pipe. The lower follows the higher. The player blows across the square end of the open pipe.

1950-00-00 Auleru flute | Central African | Emugat | Folk music | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Teso | Tororo | Uganda | Yowana
Boyoka Malinga |

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ILAM

Song with guitar. Further details refer ILAM record number AC1332

1960-08-00 Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Guitar | ILAM | Ngala | Song | Southern Congo
Mama Kilio-e |

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ILAM

Song with guitar. Further details refer ILAM record number AC1332

1960-08-00 Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Guitar | ILAM | Mwenda | Song | Southern Congo
Seyo |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record no. AC1332.

1960-08-00 Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | ILAM | Luba | Song | Southern Congo
Mbira tunes |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record no. AC1332.

1960-08-00 Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | ILAM | Instrumental | Luba | Mbira | Southern Congo
Mayenga |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record no. AC1332.

1960-08-00 Accordion | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | ILAM | Luba | Song | Southern Congo
Maria Mbombo |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record no. AC1332.

1960-08-00 Central African | Clapping | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Funeral Song | ILAM | Luba | Southern Congo
Mariana-Mariana |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record no. AC1332.

1960-08-00 Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | ILAM | Luba | Southern Congo
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