Central African

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Title Audio Collection Descriptionsort icon Composer Date All terms
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
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
Marche du 3me Bataillon | Central African

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ILAM

A march performed by a visiting military band from Belgium. Refer ILAM field card F1V13

Musique du Premier Groupement de la Force Publique

1952-02-06 Band music | Belgian Congo | Belgium | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | European | ILAM | Instrumental | March | military | Musique Militaire du Premier Groupment Force Publique
Marche du 12me Bataillon |

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ILAM

A march performed by a visiting military band from Belgium. Refer ILAM field card F1V16

Musique du Premier Groupement de la Force Publique

1952-02-06 Band music | Belgian Congo | Belgium | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | European | ILAM | Instrumental | March | Military music | Musique Militaire du Premier Groupment Force Publique
Ilinso lyali (also known as Kalwimbo; Mwe tumama; Ni mu ngulube; Kikuku; Katende; Kahele; |

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ILAM

A miscellany of hunting songs with drums. Further details refer ILAM field card (F1W4)

Joseph Kiwele (Composer)
Kiwele, J. (Composer)
Mission of St Jean singers (Performer)
Les Chanteurs a la Croix du Cuivre (Performer)


1952-02-07 Bemba | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | Hunting song | ILAM | Kiwele,Joseph | Luba | Mission of St Jean | Songa | Swahili
Nenhe angupu | Central African

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ILAM

A praise song which is sung when the chief arrives in a village on a visit. Further details refer to ILAM field card no. F4I3.

Medje men (Performer)

1952-08-07 Belgian Congo | Central African | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | Folk song | ILAM | Indigenous music | Medje | Medje | Medje | Praise song | Rattle
Tumba-Tumba |

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ILAM

A song addressed to a women. Further details refer ILAM field card no. F1M13.

Chibanda Baudouin (Performer and Composer)

1952-01-26 Accordion | Baudouin,Chibanda | Belgian Congo | Bottle | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Elizabethville | Guitar | ILAM | Kazoo | Swahili | Topical song
Ali Mu Clu |

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ILAM

A song which encourages women to join social clubs since their emancipation is on its way. Refer ILAM field card number D5Y9

Nawandala Social Club (Performer)

1950-09-02 Central African | Clapping | Clubs | Emancipation | ILAM | Laced conical drum | Nawandala Social Club | Soga | Song | Stick | traditional | Uganda | women
Abatuga abagalana | Central African

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ILAM

A topical school song. Further details refer ILAM field card number D5V6

Zakaria Kasasa
Endongo za Baganda

1950-08-30 Central African | eight string bowl lyre | Endongo | Endongo za Buganda | Folk music | Ganda | ILAM | Indigenous music | Laced conical drum | Ndingidi | Ntenga | one string lute | Song | topical | Traditional music | Uganda | Zakaria Kasara
Kamonga |

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ILAM

Accompanied wedding song. Further details refer ILAM field card (C2S20)

Trido, N. (Performer)
Ngoyi Trido (Performer)
Vinsa, M. (Performer)
Mbaya Vinsa (Performer)


1949-07-05 Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Luba | Rattle | Trido,Ngoyi | Vinsa,Mbaya | Wedding song | Xylophone
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