East African

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Tang'oroki neirut olodwa airora | East African

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ILAM

An Osingolio Longishu cattle song. "The Germans are nothing to us. They were defeated by the English. We are not sleeping and will fight for our country. We love our country and our cattle."

The Arusha tribe fought on several occasions against the Germans during their early occupation of Tanganyika. Different men take over the solo between the chorus refrains.

1950-10-02 Arusha | Arusha Baraza | Arusha District | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Masai | Medurek,Baiyani | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Tamanaiyo angare nanyoki | East African

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ILAM

An Osingolio Longishu cattle song. "Whenever you walk around the country never forget that I am the best singer and the one most loved by the girls."
Several handsome young men sang the solos and all boasted of their charms.

Bayani Medurek (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-00-00 Arusha | Arusha Baraza | Arusha District | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Masai | Medurek,Baiyani | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Nodoo nimalimbango beleta | East African

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ILAM

Baili dance song. Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1210

Soldiers (Performer)
Composer not specified

1949-00-00 Baili | Chiwabo | Chiwambo | Chwabo | Dance song | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Unaccompanied
Atalwa endito | East African

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ILAM

Embrukoi dance song for men and women. "I eloped with your wife and she is still with me. So what can you do about it?" sings the man. He then goes on to sing about his cattle and the hills of Arusha. The second man took over the solo part half way through the item. The simple respon]ses by the men is said to be typical of Embrukoi singing.

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Baiyani Medureki
Arusha men

1950-10-02 Arusha | Arusha | Arusha Baraza | Arusha District | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Masai | Medurek,Baiyani | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Konko Lila | East African

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ILAM

Folk music. Wedding song. Futher details refer to ILAM field card (C3H)

Luunda women (Performer)

1949-07-20 axes | Clapping | East African | goblet Drum | ILAM | Kambwali | Kawambwa | Lake Mwexa | Lake Nwenu | Luunda | Luunda | Northern Rhodesia | slit Drum | West African
Hubaba tube mbele bana | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR1501.

Ntainta Buchilu (Performer)
Composer not specified

1951-00-00 Dance song | East African | ILAM | Kazori dance song | Mwanza | Ndono musical bow | Ntainta Buchilu | Rattle | Sukuma | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Matoke adiya | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2193.

Dance song with seven Dondo Likembe and clapping. Zeruboberi, Obothi with Dhola men. At Lukiko, Tororo, Mbale district, Uganda. The smaller Likende is called Manyiri. The bass Dongo is called Yachi. This set of Dongo Likembe is a copy of similar sets used further west by the Soga. These in turn they say are copied from others in the West Nile province. The music is popular amongst young people.

Many people they say, have gone to stay in Buganda,  because of Matoke (bananas) from which banana beer is made. 'Bananas have attracted our people.'

Zeruboberi Oboti with Dhola men

1950-00-00 Dhola | Dhola | Dongo (Mbira) | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Tororo | Uganda | Zeruboberi Obothi
Pali mungombe | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1205

Makunganya (Performer)
Composer not specified

1949-00-00 East African | ILAM | Indigenous language | Indigenous music | Makunganya | Malawi | Nyanja | Nyanja | Nyasaland | Song | Song story | Southern African | story | Unaccompanied
Mwandii tanila cani | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1206

Ngoleka (Performer)
Composer not specified

1949-00-00 Drinking song | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Malawi | Ngoleka,G.P. | Nyanja | Nyanja | Nyasaland | Southern African | Unaccompanied
Tambala walila kutaea | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1206

Ngoleka (Performer)
Composer not specified

1949-00-00 Drinking song | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Malawi | Ngoleka,G.P. | Nyanja | Nyanja | Nyasaland | Southern African | Unaccompanied
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