Folk music

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Title Audio Collection Descriptionsort icon Composer Date All terms
Ho ya-yo | East African

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ILAM

An Osingolis Longoroyo love song with Arusha women. "Teren angite matalebo." "Bring the cow that I may milk her near the water. Do not leave my place my love. Stay here and keep me constant company."

The love song of a nomadic pastoralist. Different women take over the lead during the song. The full song is not available here.

Nagalal Sengeo (Performer)

1950-10-02 Arusha | Arusha District | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Masai | Nagalal Sengeo | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Ngai aomoningera | East African

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ILAM

An Osingolis Longoroyo love song. "High God, Ngai. Give all the women children." A sentiment frequently expressed by all African folk.

The full song is not available here.

Nagalal Sengeo (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-00-00 Arusha | Arusha | Arusha District | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Masai | Nagalal Sengeo | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Tang'oroki neirut olodwa airora | East African

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ILAM

An Osingolio Longishu cattle song. "The Germans are nothing to us. They were defeated by the English. We are not sleeping and will fight for our country. We love our country and our cattle."

The Arusha tribe fought on several occasions against the Germans during their early occupation of Tanganyika. Different men take over the solo between the chorus refrains.

1950-10-02 Arusha | Arusha Baraza | Arusha District | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Masai | Medurek,Baiyani | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Tamanaiyo angare nanyoki | East African

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ILAM

An Osingolio Longishu cattle song. "Whenever you walk around the country never forget that I am the best singer and the one most loved by the girls."
Several handsome young men sang the solos and all boasted of their charms.

Bayani Medurek (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-00-00 Arusha | Arusha Baraza | Arusha District | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Masai | Medurek,Baiyani | Tanganyika | Tanzania
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
See how the wind blows |

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Shifty Records

Demo made in Grahamstown while studying BMUS degree at Rhodes University in 1982. Recorded on cheap cassette machine.

James Phillips

1982-11-00 English | Folk music | FOLK MUSIC | James Phillips | MUSIC | Shifty Records | South Africa
Loving feeling |

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Shifty Records

Demo made in Grahamstown while studying BMUS degree at Rhodes University in 1982. Recorded on cheap cassette machine.

James Phillips

1982-11-00 English | Folk music | FOLK MUSIC | James Phillips | MUSIC | Shifty Records | South Africa
They've taken |

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Shifty Records

Demo made in Grahamstown while studying BMUS degree at Rhodes University in 1982. Recorded on cheap cassette machine.

James Phillips

1982-11-00 English | Folk music | FOLK MUSIC | James Phillips | MUSIC | Shifty Records | South Africa
You must be crazy |

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Shifty Records

Demo made in Grahamstown while studying BMUS degree at Rhodes University in 1982. Recorded on cheap cassette machine.

James Phillips

1982-11-00 English | Folk music | FOLK MUSIC | James Phillips | MUSIC | Shifty Records | South Africa
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