circumcision

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Kaiwang'u | East African

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ILAM

Rika. Initiation song for boys and girls. This is a self praise song by boys and girls who are waiting during the Rika period prior to undergoing circumcision. The leader sings in a kind of falsetto voice which is much appreciated by the people - but on a recording gives no idea of his manly appearance. The calling for a special response during the course of the recitative is typical of Arusha songs. The full song is not available here.

Ndasimi Sarubare (Performer/Lead)
Arusha men (Performer)

1950-09-30 Arusha | Arusha | Arusha Baraza | Arusha District | circumcision | Folk - East African | ILAM | Masai | Masai | Ndasimi Sarubare | Rika | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Lukhano Lunarula |

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ILAM

Imbalu dance performed when boys are being circumcised. The other dance is called Waboya. Refer ILAM field card number D6B5

Wamimbi Magombe (Performer)
Gishu men (Performer)

1950-09-05 Central African | circumcision | dance | European whistle | Gishu | Gishu | ILAM | Imbalu | initiation | Mungiri leg bells | open horn | Rite of passage | Side blown | Uganda | Waboya | Wamimbi Magombe
Nyange kutetea (a); Lilamawe sautiyangu (b) |

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ILAM

Song to accompany circumcision of girls and boys
Refer ILAM field card D3F11

Mawasa Binti Mporeda
Fatima Binti Meri
Ngindo women

1950-06-25 boys | circumcision | Clapping | East African | Fatima Binti Meri | girls | ILAM | initiation | Mawasa Binti Mporeda | Ndonde | Ngindo | Song | Tanganyika | Tanzania
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