Dance song

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Title Audio Collection Description Composersort icon Date All terms
Mucungwa | East African

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ILAM

A very simple dance song, sung in unison.
Further details refer ILAM field card number: D6T 8

1950-09-23 Dance song | East African | Folk music | Forest Hall district | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kenya | Kikuyu | Kikuyu | Wairimu,Tabitha
Dongo Mothi | East African

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ILAM

A Mamboko dance song with accordian and struck iron. The "struck iron" was an old starter ring from the flywheel of a car. It is necessary to have a circular or 'S' shaped piece of metal for convenient playing of the double beat. The performer called it 'Kengere' or 'Beru' bell.
The sweepers in Nairobi, they say, always come from Embu. Kibunga Waita, the iron player, was no exception. Elsewhere in Africa certain tribes tend to adopt one occupation exclusively.
After hearing a few Kikuyu songs to the accompaniment of the iron and accordian, the listener who is not case hardened to the noise, may experience a singing in the ears for several hours afterwards.
Listening to this kind of Kikuyu music is more a feat of endurance than an aesthetic pleasure.Further details refer ILAM field card number: F3H 3

1952-06-08 Accordion | Dance song | East African | Embu | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Johnnie Murethe Wambu | Kenya | Kibunga Waita | Kikuyu | Mwamboko dance song | near Mount Kenya | Struck iron
Koras (Chorus) | East African

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ILAM

A Mamboko dance song with accordian and struck iron. The "struck iron" was an old starter ring from the flywheel of a car. It is necessary to have a circular or 'S' shaped piece of metal for convenient playing of the double beat. The performer called it 'Kengere' or 'Beru' bell.
The sweepers in Nairobi, they say, always come from Embu. Kibunga Waita, the iron player, was no exception. Elsewhere in Africa certain tribes tend to adopt one occupation exclusively.
After hearing a few Kikuyu songs to the accompaniment of the iron and accordian, the listener who is not case hardened to the noise, may experience a singing in the ears for several hours afterwards.
Listening to this kind of Kikuyu music is more a feat of endurance than an aesthetic pleasure.
Further details refer ILAM field card number: F3H 4

1952-06-08 Accordion | Dance song | East African | Embu | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Johnnie Murethe Wambu | Kengere struck iron | Kenya | Kibunga Waita | Kikuyu | Mwamboko dance | Struck iron
Single note dance | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record no. AC1327

1960-08-00 Chaga | Dance music | Dance song | East African | ILAM | Meru | Tanganyika | Tanzania | Unaccompanied
Hanja hanja | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record no. AC1327

1960-08-00 Dance song | East African | ILAM | Rattle | Tanganyika | Tanzania | Zaramo
Nyika dance song | Central African

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ILAM

Nyika dance song. Further details refer ILAM record AC1334.

1900-01-00 Central African | Dance song | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kenya | Nyika | Uganda
Sari Yanya | East African

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ILAM

Dance song. Further details refer to ILAM record AC1335

1960-08-00 Dance song | East African | ILAM | Kenya
Ngeniso; Shangaan Muchongolo |

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ILAM

Song for the entry movement of the Shangaan Muchongolo dance
Further details refer ILAM field card (I1)

1948-03-07 Dance music | Dance song | ILAM | Mozambique | Ndau | Portuguese East Africa | Shangaan | Southern African
Kambuya walandele nsamba |

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ILAM

Lusemde dance song. Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1218

1949-00-00 Dance song | Drum | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lusembe | Luunda | Northern Rhodesia | Southern African | Zambia
Wakatele makonde lelo senami |

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ILAM

Lusemde dance song. Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1219

1949-00-00 Dance song | Drum | ILAM | Indigenous music | Luba | Lusembe | Luunda | Northern Rhodesia | Southern African | Zambia
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