Mbira

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Title Audio Collection Description Composersort icon Date All terms
Oowa | Central African

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ILAM

Mourning song, with harp, mbira, bells and rattle. Zegive and Mvu people. Watsa district, North East Congo.

As a rule there is nothing in the song itself which would suggest to a foreigner a sense of solemnity or sadness in most African mourning songs.

1952-07-31 bells | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Folk - Central African | Harp | ILAM | Mbira | Mvu | Mvu people | North East Congo | Rattle | Republic of the Congo | Watsa territory | Zegive
Mumbariyo | Central African

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ILAM

Party song with mbira and rattle. Mvu men. Mamvutu-Andobo, sous chef Gamubu, chef Choga, N.E. Congo.

A simple Mvu tune and a good example of one of the simplest of all African modes.

1952-07-31 Basket rattle | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Folk - Central African | ILAM | Mbira | Mvu | North East Congo | Republic of the Congo
Angela | Central African

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ILAM

Party song with mbira and rattle. Mvu men. Mamvutu-Andobo, sous chef Gamubu, chef Choga, N.E. Congo.

A simple Mvu tune and a good example of one of the simplest of all African modes.

1952-07-31 Basket rattle | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Folk - Central African | ILAM | Mbira | Mvu | Mvu | North East Congo | Republic of the Congo
Ambia - "Mother-in-law" | Southern African

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ILAM

Self delectative song with mbira dza WaNdau. The performer is one of the few Tonga people who have learnt to play the Ndau instrument, the mbira dza WaNdau, which has travelled southwards since the time of the Shangaan chief Ngungunyana for whom the Ndau fought as a subservient tribe during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Several of the fighting men stayed in the south and married Tsonga women and their children have used the paternal instrument, singing to it traditional songs.Further details refer ILAM field card no. H1R-8.

1955-10-11 Bileni district | Fabiao Dingani Mashawa | Hlanganu | ILAM | Mbira | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga
We we we wena my Boy | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number: CR2904.

1954-00-00 Drum | Folk - East African | Guitar | ILAM | Marivate, Daniel | Mbira | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Tsonga
Mbira tunes |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record no. AC1332.

1960-08-00 Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | ILAM | Instrumental | Luba | Mbira | Southern Congo
Makadima |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record no. AC1332.

1960-08-00 Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | ILAM | Instrumental | Likembe | Luba | Mbira | Southern Congo
Untitled |

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM CD number: BC17.

1900-01-00 Drum | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mbira | Southern African | Tanganyika
Last Song |

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM CD number: BC17.

1900-01-00 ILAM | Indigenous music | Mbira | Southern African | Sukuma | Tanganyika | Violin
Untitled |

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM CD number: BC21.

1900-01-00 ILAM | Indigenous music | Mbira | Rattle | Southern African | Uganda
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