Southern African

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Title Audio Collection Descriptionsort icon Composer Date All terms
Shuru yaldeya muzundi | Southern African

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ILAM

Story song

1948-04-21 Bikita | Duma | Folk song | ILAM | Karanga | Moyo,Chimude Mukangano | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Zimbabwe
Tingana mukon'wana | East African

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar. " At your home you give a person to the spirit Sikwembo. But at my house we only give a chicken to Sikwembo. Then we kill a second chicken and cook sadza porridge so that the spirit's fowl may come and eat both the sadza and the cooked fowl." The song refers to an argument between a man and wife and the diviner through whom the spirit is approached.
Details from ILAM record number TP4274-H1P16

1955-08-10 Chibuto district | Gomez o Feliciano, Muntano | Guitar | Hlanganu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga | Topical song
Godwa aswibasanga | Southern African

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar. "If you have no child it is no good. Other women have children, they fill the village. There are many men here standing in the queues for going to Johannesburg. You, my wife, you do not want to eat porridge - you want rice. There is no rice here, because I am poor. Go to the rich where they can afford rice."
So she went to a rich man to get her rice, but now she gets no clothes, no shoes, and at last, no food.
Details from ILAM record number TP4274-H1P14

1955-08-10 Chibuto district | Gomez o Feliciano, Muntano | Guitar | Hlanganu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga | Topical song
Wukati lakukawa | East African

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar.
"Now we are well off, my wife, you don't want to know my relatives any more. You want this and that, but not to meet my friends. I have a child who was ill and whom I sent to the herbalist, but although that woman took my money, she did not give my child the right medicine. The herbalist in question was his own grandmother.
Details from ILAM record number TP4274-H1P5

1955-08-10 Chibuto district | Gomez o Feliciano Muntano | Guitar | Hlanganu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save | Tonga | Topical song
Inkulu into ezakwenzela | Southern African

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ILAM

Translated English title - "Something very bad is going to happen." Further details refer ILAM field card number: L1K 1

Nontwintwi (Performer)
Composer not specified

1957-05-10 bow | Ciskei | Eastern Cape | Folk music | Hadi bow | ILAM | Indigenous music | Ngaika | Nontwintwi | Self-delectative song | South Africa | Southern African | Transkei | Xhosa
Walilela imango ingasiyo yako | Southern African

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ILAM

Translated English title - "You are very envious of someone else's hair." Further details refer ILAM field card number: L1K 2

Annie Macholweni (Performer)
Composer not specified

1957-05-10 bow | Ciskei | Eastern Cape | Folk music | Hadi bow | ILAM | Indigenous music | Macholweni,Annie | Ngaika | Self-delectative song | South Africa | Southern African | Transkei | Vocals | Xhosa
Ndinoda kuyenda mbuyawe (a) ; Mukwambo mutsa (b) ; Ijongwewe (c) | Southern African

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ILAM

Tunes played for self-entertainment, played on the Chimazambi friction bow. Refer ILAM field card C6O3

Mashanje Shawa village zhizhi dza

1949-10-13 bow | Chimazambi | Duma | friction | ILAM | Instrumental | Karanga | Mashanje Shawa village zhizhi dza | short | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Tunes | Zimbabwe
Mandowa - Parts I. II. III & IV | Southern African

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ILAM

Two dance tunes for Nandowa dance. Further details refer to ILAM field card no. G1A6a.

Zhuake Nasinyi (Performer)

1954-06-06 Dance song | ILAM | Indigenous music | Makulane | Mbira | Mozambique | Ndau | Nova Mambone district | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Traditional music | Zhuake Masingi
"Msitso Wokata" and "Msitso Wombidi" | Southern African

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ILAM

Two orchestral introductions from the Ngodo Xylophone Orchestral Dance of Regulo Mikumbi with 8 Chilanzane (treble), 1 Debinda (bass) and 3 Gulu (double bass) xylophones and 2 rattles.

Regulo Mikumbi and his people are considered to be eastern Chopi as their district lies to the east of the Inharrime River. The old chief Mikumbi who died a few years ago - this information was written in 1955 - was said to be over 120 years old at the time of his death. The leader of this Timbila orchestra was a western Chopi as his name Zandamela would indicate. The recording of this Ngodo was made under difficult conditions, being constantly interrupted by high wind and rain.
Further details refer ILAM field card no. H1J1

Joni Zandamela (Performer and Composer)

1955-09-30 Chilanzane | Chopi | Dance music | Debinda | Gulu | ILAM | Inharrime | Joni Zandamela | Mozambique | Ndonge | Orchestra | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle | Southern African | Timbila | Xylophone
Chacha muningwa | Southern African

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ILAM

Unaccompanied vocal music

1948-04-23 Aca pella | Folk song | Gunda | Hungwe | ILAM | Mrewa | Mugure,V. | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Zimbabwe
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