Folk music

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Title Audio Collection Descriptionsort icon Composer Date All terms
Duvula mfondina |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2967.

Marivate, Daniel

1951-00-00 Folk music | Guitar | ILAM | Shangaan | Tsonga
Izibongo zika Dingane | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: TS0665.

Buthelezi Tribesman (Performer)
Chief Gatsha Buthelezi (Leader)
Composer not specified

1960-00-00 Buthelezi | Chief Gatsha Buthelezi | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | South Africa | Southern African | Zulu
Untitled | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM reel number: BC79.

Peggy Tracey (Narrator)
Xhosa Youth (Performer)

1900-01-00 Dance song | Folk music | Idutywa | Ikhinki Mouth Bow | ILAM | Indigenous music | South Africa | Southern African | Tracey, Peggy | Transkei | Xhosa | Xhosa
Bia vula- Baele na ngbangba | Central African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number 7610. Fighting song with Ndimo conical cross laced double headed drum. This song is sung before fighting. Bia vula means a fighting song in Zande.

Zande men (Performer)

1952-08-31 Bandiya | Belgian Congo | Buta | Central African | Chief Gatanga | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | Fighting song | Folk music | ILAM | Nguru | North Congo | Zaire | Zande | Zande
Bia vula - Ani kiti vula, ani naga | Central African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number XYZ7610. Fighting song with Ndimo conical, cross laced double headed drum. This song is sung when returning from a fight. Bia vula means fighting song in Zande.

Composer ( not specified)
Zande men (Performer)

1952-08-31 Bandiya | Belgian Congo | Buta | Central African | Chief Gatanga | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | Fighting song | Folk music | ILAM | Nguru | North Congo | Zaire | Zande | Zande
Ndamulila mwine mafune | Southern African

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ILAM

Nostalgic song with Kalumba bow. Translated English title - "I long for my own folk." Further details refer ILAM field card number C4Q13

Fulediliki Lweko (Performer)

1949-08-24 bow | Folk music | Fulediliki Lweko | ILAM | Indigenous music | kalumba | Kaonde | Luba | Lusaka | Northern Rhodesia | Nostalgic song | Southern African | Zambia
Elija | East African

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ILAM

Praise song with Litungu lyre, 7 string leg bells and gourd rattle. The lyre was played horizontally with the right hand plucking the group of four strings near the bridge. The left hand extended to pluck the group of three strings near the crossbar.
The scale was - 416,352, 304, 268, 248, 232, 208 vs.
The lyre is used more as a rhythmic base rather than a melodic instrument, though the player can and indeed frequently does play the melody.
Details from ILAM field card number: F3K 1

Joshua Omwami (Performer)
John Manyasi (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-06-09 Bukanga district | Bunyore | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | John Manyasi | Joshua Omwami | Kenya | Legbell | Litungu box lyre | Luya | Praise song | Ragoli | Rattle
Wagona muntowa (a); Hinga nade (b) | Southern African

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ILAM

Self-delectative song with Ugubu, musical bow(stretched and resonated). Further details refer ILAM field card (DY5)

Gindiloni Ngoma (Performer)

1950-05-23 bow | Folk music | Gindiloni Ngoma | Henga | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kasungu | Malawi | Nyasaland | Resonted | Self-delectative song | Southern African | Tumbuka | Ugubu
Chepulionit | East African

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ILAM

The Chemelilit dance for young men is performed at night as a general entertainment. The present dance song is a traditional one and was used in the old days before going out to raid neighbouring tribes, after which they felt they were fit to accomplish anything they set them selves to do. It was sung by the raiding party sitting down, but is now used solely as a dance.

Paul Serefu (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-00-00 East African | Folk music | ILAM | Kapsabet | Kenya | Nandi | Nandi | Nandi district | Serebu,Paul
Ai abei eong | Central African

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ILAM

Topical song with Auleru, vertical flute, open, four notes.

A clever use of the lower and upper octaves in the pipe. The lower follows the higher. The player blows across the square end of the open pipe.

1950-00-00 Auleru flute | Central African | Emugat | Folk music | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Teso | Tororo | Uganda | Yowana
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