Southern African

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Title Audio Collection Description Composersort icon Date All terms
Muroe wa Hama; Kurapa | Southern African

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ILAM

Divining song

1948-04-23 Chief Gunda | Folk song | Gunda | Hungwe | ILAM | Rusapi | 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
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
Anawela Kokakola | East African

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ILAM

A certain girl liked coca-cola very much, but her brother who was looking after her was too fond of drinking beer to worry about giving her coca-cola.
Details from ILAM record number TP4274-H1P6

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
"Mzeno" | Southern African

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ILAM

Movement from the Ngodo xylophone orchestral dance of Regulo Nyankowongo with fourteen xylophones, two rattles and one horn.

Regulo Nyankowango is considered to be one of the minor chiefs under Regulo Mikumbi of the Inharrime District. Living as they do to the east of the central Chopi, their dialect is distinctive and influenced by the G'Tonga of the Inhambane District.
Further details refer ILAM field card (H1K4)

1955-10-01 Chopi | Chopi | Dance music | Hafu Kumbani | Horn | ILAM | Inharrime District | Mozambique | Ngodo | Orchestra | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle | Southern African | Timbila | Tonga | Xylophone
"Chiriri" | Southern African

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ILAM

Movement from the Ngodo xylophone orchestral dance of Regulo Nyankowongo with fourteen xylophones, two rattles and one horn.

Regulo Nyankowango is considered to be one of the minor chiefs under Regulo Mikumbi of the Inharrime District. Living as they do to the east of the central Chopi, their dialect is distinctive and influenced by the G'Tonga of the Inhambane District.

Further details refer ILAM field card (H1K5)

1955-10-01 Chopi | Chopi | Dance music | Hafu Kumbani | Horn | ILAM | Inharrime | Mozambique | Ngodo | Orchestra | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle | Southern African | Timbila | Tonga | Xylophone
Pongolo | Southern African

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ILAM

Movement from the Ngodo xylophone orchestral dance of Regulo Nyankowongo with fourteen xylophones, two rattles and one horn.

Regulo Nyankowango is considered to be one of the minor chiefs under Regulo Mikumbi of the Inharrime District. Living as they do to the east of the central Chopi, their dialect is distinctive and influenced by the G'Tonga of the Inhambane District.
Further details refer ILAM field card (H1K6)

1955-10-01 Chopi | Chopi | Dance music | Hafu Kumbani | Horn | ILAM | Inharrime District | Mozambique | Ngodo | Orchestra | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle | Southern African | Timbila | Tonga | Xylophone
Muchongolo (Part I) | Southern African

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ILAM

Dance music for Muchongolo Tumbling dance with 3 drums and clappers. Recorded at C.M.R. Mine, Transvaal, South Africa. The tumbling dance which has been developed by the Ndau people has not only spread south to neighbouring tribes, but has now become a favourite spectacle on the gold mines of South Africa, where its performance delights the miners of other tribes as well. It is usually acrobatic and humorous, and is performed to complex rhythms on the drums.
The performance of the dancers is frequently of a high order demanding considerable gymnastic ability. Details from ILAM field card (H1F-4A - B)

1955-11-06 Clapper | Dance music | Danda | Drum | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Mpanda | Mpege district | Ndau | Ndau | Pedro Simau Balani | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African
Muchongolo (Part II) | Southern African

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ILAM

Dance music for Muchongolo Tumbling dance with 3 drums and clappers. Recorded at C.M.R. Mine, Transvaal, South Africa. The tumbling dance which has been developed by the Ndau people has not only spread south to neighbouring tribes, but has now become a favourite spectacle on the gold mines of South Africa, where its performance delights the miners of other tribes as well. It is usually acrobatic and humorous, and is performed to complex rhythms on the drums.
The performance of the dancers is frequently of a high order demanding considerable gymnastic ability. Details from ILAM field card (H1F-4A - B)

1955-11-06 Clappe | Dance music | Danda | Drum | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Mpanda | Mpege district | Muchongolo | Ndau | Ndau | Pedro Simau Balani | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Tumbling
Ambia - "Mother-in-law" | Southern African

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ILAM

Self delectative song with mbira dza WaNdau. The performer is one of the few Tonga people who have learnt to play the Ndau instrument, the mbira dza WaNdau, which has travelled southwards since the time of the Shangaan chief Ngungunyana for whom the Ndau fought as a subservient tribe during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Several of the fighting men stayed in the south and married Tsonga women and their children have used the paternal instrument, singing to it traditional songs.Further details refer ILAM field card no. H1R-8.

1955-10-11 Bileni district | Fabiao Dingani Mashawa | Hlanganu | ILAM | Mbira | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga
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