Lament

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Title Audio Collection Descriptionsort icon Composer Date All terms
Chalo cha ku Zomba |

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ILAM

Unaccompanied lament for the Zomba flood. Further details refer ILAM field card (C5J24)

Thindwa, R. (Performer)
Robati Thindwa (Performer)

1949-09-12 Henga | ILAM | Lament | Malawi | Nyasaland | Southern African | Thindwa,Robati | Tumbuka | Tumbuka | Unaccompanied
Min Adindi |

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ILAM

Unaccompanied lament composed by a mother for her dead daughter. Refer ILAM field card number D6I4

Kisii Government School Choir (Performer)
Leader Walter Arumi (Performer)

1950-09-12 Arum,Walter | Dholuo | East African | ILAM | Kenya | Kisii Government School choir | Lament | Part-singing | Song | traditional | Unaccompanied
Oo Stima ya walume (a) Mwamuona Vipya yo (b) |

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ILAM

Two laments for the sinking of the Vipye on Lake Nyora in 1947. Further details refer to ILAM card no. C5N4.

Blantyre Secondary School Boys (Performer)

1949-09-16 Blantyre | Blantyre Secondary School | Central African | Folk song | Henga | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lambya | Lament | Malawi | Nyasaland | Tambuka | Unaccompanied
Bushi chihugo |

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ILAM

Translated English title - "Oh, marvellous land of Bushi." Further details refer ILAM field card number: F3X 3

Rover Scouts of Bukavu (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-07-17 Belgian Congo | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kivu | Lament | Republic of the Congo | Rover Scouts of Bukavu | Rwanda | Shi | Unaccompanied
Wemba umlungu welizwe | Southern African

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ILAM

Translated English title - "Now the white man has taken our country away from us." Further details refer ILAM field card number: L1K 6

Xhosa women (Performer)
Composer not specified

1957-05-10 Ciskei | Clapping | Eastern Cape | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lament | Ngaika | South Africa | Southern African | Transkei | Vocals | Xhosa | Xhosa
Handina mwana | Southern African

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ILAM

Translated English title - "I have no child." Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP4335

Pineas Hungwe (Performer)
Composer not specified

1900-01-00 bow | Chizambe bow | friction bow | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lament | Ndau | Pineas Hungwe | Rattle stick | Song | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Vocals | Zimbabwe
Niwonelete |

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ILAM

Translated English title - "I have been waiting." Further details refer ILAM field card number: CM-15

Maviye Machatini (Performer)
Maviye Machatini (Composer)er)

1949-06-03 Chopi | Clapping | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lament | Maviye Machatini | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African
Wasara oga musango |

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ILAM

Translated English title - "He is left alone in the bush." Further details refer ILAM Field card number: DD 1

Manyoni Zhou (Performer)
Simoni Mashoko Shawa (Performer)
Manyoni Zhou (Composer)

1950-05-02 Chilimanzi | Govera | ILAM | Indigenous music | Karanga | Lament | Maridza mbira | Mbira | Muhera | Njari | Shawa,Simoni Mashoko | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Zhou,Manyoni | Zimbabwe
Eremye | Central African

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ILAM

Topical song about a leper who is lamenting his demise and loneliness. Further details refer ILAM field card number D5Y15

S Mondo
Nasuti Social Clu

1950-09-02 Central African | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lament | Leprosy | Mondo,S. | mourning | Nasuti Social Club | Ntongoli eight string lyre | Soga | Song | topical | Traditional music | Uganda
Mguvekelo |

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ILAM

This is lament for a dead chief, sung by Chopi women at Zandamela
Refer ILAM field card CL2

Chopi women

1949-06-02 Chopi | Chopi | Chopi | ILAM | Lament | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Song | Southern African | women
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