Mbira

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Title Audio Collection Descriptionsort icon Composer Date All terms
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
Nkapwe; Ta bumaka lingonya | Central African

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ILAM

Humorous songs

Ganza Ezeni (Composer)

1949-07-08 Belgian Congo | Bua | Central African Music | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Elizabethville | Ganza Ezeni | ILAM | Likembe | Mbira
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
Mandowa - Parts I. II. III & IV | Southern African

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ILAM

Two dance tunes for Nandowa dance. Further details refer to ILAM field card no. G1A6a.

Zhuake Nasinyi (Performer)

1954-06-06 Dance song | ILAM | Indigenous music | Makulane | Mbira | Mozambique | Ndau | Nova Mambone district | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Traditional music | Zhuake Masingi
Kabudwa |

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ILAM

A man singing a self-delectative song and who is accompanied by the 12 note Kalimba mbira. ILAM field card number is unknown

Ganizoni Mbongalolo (Composer/Performer)

1950-00-00 12 Note Kalimba | Ganizoni Mbongalolo | ILAM | Kalimba | Malawi | Mbira | Nsenga | Nyasaland | self-delectative | Song | Southern African
Yau buma ndimbo |

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ILAM

A man singing a self-delectative song and who is accompanied by the 12 note Kalimba mbira. ILAM field card number is unknown

Ganizoni Mbongalolo (Composer/Performer)

1950-00-00 12 Note Kalimba | Ganizoni Mbongalolo | ILAM | Kalimba | Malawi | Mbira | Nsenga | Nyasaland | self-delectative | Song | Southern African
Jailosi |

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ILAM

A piece played on the Njali mbira for personal enjoyment. Refer ILAM field card C5Q11

Chimai Pilu

1949-09-19 Chikunda | Chimai Pilu | Entertainment | ILAM | Instrumental | Mbira | Mozambique | Njali | Portuguese East Africa | Sena | Southern African
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