Folk music

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I ain't got the blues |

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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
Darling of the (home)land |

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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
Atalwa endito | East African

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ILAM

Embrukoi dance song for men and women. "I eloped with your wife and she is still with me. So what can you do about it?" sings the man. He then goes on to sing about his cattle and the hills of Arusha. The second man took over the solo part half way through the item. The simple respon]ses by the men is said to be typical of Embrukoi singing.

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Baiyani Medureki
Arusha men

1950-10-02 Arusha | Arusha | Arusha Baraza | Arusha District | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Masai | Medurek,Baiyani | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Nanga nigiye | Southern African

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ILAM

Fighting song. Further details refer ILAM fieldcard D2B2.

Timeyo Mwandila (Performer)

1950-05-26 Folk music | Gubu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Malawi | Musical bow | Mwandila,Timeyo | Mwandila,Timeyo's wife | Mzimba | Ngoni | Nyasaland | Southern African | Zulu
Salane Chaimane | Southern African

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ILAM

Folk music - Yodelling song on Shipendani bow.
Further details refer ILAM field card (P5)

Mondlane (Performer)

1948-03-14 bow | Folk music | Hlengwe | ILAM | Kgatla | Mondlane | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Shipendani | Southern African | Tswa | Yodelling
Mai vando swere piko | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card no. E2K-18.

Muchabambariva (Performer)
Remigio (Performer)
Richard (Performer)
Composer not specified

1951-06-14 Chipendani musical bow | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Muchabaiwa | Remigio | Richard | Salisbury | South Rhodesia | Southern African | Zezuru | Zimbabwe
Thambo le nyoka | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card number: H1D 6

Constance Magogo (Performer)
Composer not specified

1955-00-00 Constance Magogo Uzulu ka-Dinuzulu | Folk music | Historic song | ILAM | Indigenous music | KwaZulu-Natal | Musical bow | Natal | South Africa | Southern African | Uguba bow | Vocal | Zulu | Zululand
Emalomeni....Emgangaleni | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card number: H1E 4

Cwyizile Shandu (Performer)
Composer not specified

1955-01-28 Cwayizile Shandu | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | KwaZulu-Natal | Love song | Makhweyana bow | Musical bow | Natal | South Africa | Southern African | Vocal | Zulu | Zululand
Matoke adiya | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2193.

Dance song with seven Dondo Likembe and clapping. Zeruboberi, Obothi with Dhola men. At Lukiko, Tororo, Mbale district, Uganda. The smaller Likende is called Manyiri. The bass Dongo is called Yachi. This set of Dongo Likembe is a copy of similar sets used further west by the Soga. These in turn they say are copied from others in the West Nile province. The music is popular amongst young people.

Many people they say, have gone to stay in Buganda,  because of Matoke (bananas) from which banana beer is made. 'Bananas have attracted our people.'

Zeruboberi Oboti with Dhola men

1950-00-00 Dhola | Dhola | Dongo (Mbira) | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Tororo | Uganda | Zeruboberi Obothi
A yingelani mova | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2965.

Marivate, Daniel

1948-00-00 East Africa | Folk music | ILAM | Marivate, Daniel | Shangaan | Tsonga
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