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Title Audio Collection Descriptionsort icon Composer Date All terms
Mangai | Folk - Central African

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ILAM

Topical song with 2 guitars, 3 basket rattles and 1 bottle. Chibanda and Kasena with 7 Kanyoka men. Territory Mwene Ditu, District Kabinda, Kasai, Belgian Congo. Recorded in rural Panda-Jadotville, Belgian Congo.

"The Kanyoka captured the Chief of the Kasai people on the other side of the river, cut off his head, put it in a pot of beer and drank the beer."

It is not certain from the context to which tribal wars this incident refers, if any. It may well be a form of boasting or braggadocio.

1957-07-28 Basket rattle | Bottle | Folk - Central African | Guitar | ILAM | Kanyoka | Northern Rhodesia | Southern Congo
Tingana mukon'wana | East African

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar. " At your home you give a person to the spirit Sikwembo. But at my house we only give a chicken to Sikwembo. Then we kill a second chicken and cook sadza porridge so that the spirit's fowl may come and eat both the sadza and the cooked fowl." The song refers to an argument between a man and wife and the diviner through whom the spirit is approached.
Details from ILAM record number TP4274-H1P16

1955-08-10 Chibuto district | Gomez o Feliciano, Muntano | Guitar | Hlanganu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga | Topical song
Godwa aswibasanga | Southern African

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar. "If you have no child it is no good. Other women have children, they fill the village. There are many men here standing in the queues for going to Johannesburg. You, my wife, you do not want to eat porridge - you want rice. There is no rice here, because I am poor. Go to the rich where they can afford rice."
So she went to a rich man to get her rice, but now she gets no clothes, no shoes, and at last, no food.
Details from ILAM record number TP4274-H1P14

1955-08-10 Chibuto district | Gomez o Feliciano, Muntano | Guitar | Hlanganu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga | Topical song
Matsaire | East African

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar. Feliciano's pronunciation of Ndau words, they say, is like a child's speech. "Matsaire, you have finished all the people." Matsaire was killed in a certain village, and his ghost came back demanding recompense, under pain of death to all the village. Details from ILAM field card (H1P-10, 11 - 25).

1955-08-10 Chibuto district | East African | Gomez o Feliciano, Muntano | Guitar | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Ndau | Portuguese East Africa | Sul do Save Province | Topical song
Wukati lakukawa | East African

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar.
"Now we are well off, my wife, you don't want to know my relatives any more. You want this and that, but not to meet my friends. I have a child who was ill and whom I sent to the herbalist, but although that woman took my money, she did not give my child the right medicine. The herbalist in question was his own grandmother.
Details from ILAM record number TP4274-H1P5

1955-08-10 Chibuto district | Gomez o Feliciano Muntano | Guitar | Hlanganu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save | Tonga | Topical song
Itemba Lami |

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Ballantine

Zulu Guitar

Mampondo And Sobantu

0000-00-00 Ballantine | Guitar | Mampondo and Sobantu | South Africa | Zulu
Ijoki lomfana |

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ILAM

A "joki" is a casanova. Further details refer to ILAM card no. DH13

Fraser Mpofu (Leader)

1950-05-06 Folk song | Fraser Mpofu | Guitar | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lower Gwelo Choir | Ndebele | Salisbury | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Topical song | Zimbabwe
Tumba-Tumba |

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ILAM

A song addressed to a women. Further details refer ILAM field card no. F1M13.

Chibanda Baudouin (Performer and Composer)

1952-01-26 Accordion | Baudouin,Chibanda | Belgian Congo | Bottle | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Elizabethville | Guitar | ILAM | Kazoo | Swahili | Topical song
Imali ye konsati | Southern African

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ILAM

A topical song with guitar accompaniment. Further details refer to ILAM field card no. DH11

Lower Gwelo Choir (Performer)

1950-05-06 Folk song | Guitar | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lower Gwelo | Lower Gwelo Choir | Ndebele | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Topical song | Zimbabwe | Zulu
Ku mangwetu kutalikile |

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ILAM

A town dance in which singers express their longing for home. It is accompanied by 2 guitars. Refer ILAM field card DD13

Denisoni Mbewe
Efulemu Chiunda

1950-05-02 dance | Denisoni Mbewe | Efulemu Chiunda | Guitar | homeland | ILAM | nostalgic | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | town | Yao | Zimbabwe
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