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Title Audio Collection Description Composer Date All terms
Mayele Zelemani |

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ILAM

Mourning song accompanied by 2 singing gourds, sung after the burial, to cheer up the women. Refer ILAM field card C4C5

Chenda Esite
Lulua women at Roan Antelope Mine

1949-08-10 burial | cheer | Chenda Esite | gourds | ILAM | Luba | Lulua | Lulua | mourning | Northern Rhodesia | singing | Song | Southern African | Zambia
Mtoki mzuri simwachi |

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ILAM

Town dance with singing and accompanied by guitars, mandoline and a bass drum. ILAM field card number is unknown

Jim B Gondwe (Composer/Performer)
Vijana wa Mbeya (Performer)

1950-00-00 Bass Drum | dance | Guitar | ILAM | Jim B. Gondwe | Malawi | Mandoline | Nguja | Nyasaland | Popular | singing | Southern African | Swahili | town | urban | Vijana wa Mbeya
Muvalenge waiti |

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ILAM

Folk music sung about the mine workers in Johannesburg. Further details refer to ILAM field card DV6

Witimani Phiri (Composer)
Chewa young men (Performer)

1950-05-20 Bass Drum | Central African | Chewa | Chewa | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Malawi | Nyanja | Nyasaland | Phiri,Witimani | singing
Muvalenje |

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ILAM

Muganda dance performed by men and accompanied on the bass drum. There are women ululating in the background. ILAM field card number is unknown

Witimani Phiri (Composer/Performer)
Women (Performer)

1950-00-00 Bass Drum | Chewa | dance | ILAM | Malawi | men | Muganda | Nyanja | Nyasaland | Phiri,Witimani | singing | Southern African | Women ululating
Namba wani |

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ILAM

Marabi town dance song for men and women, accompanied by the guitar. Refer ILAM field card DC8

Midian Ncube (Composer/Performer)

1950-05-01 dance | Guitar | ILAM | Marabi | men and women | Ncube,Midian | Ndebele | Popular | singing | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | urban | Zimbabwe | Zulu
Namfikilankhu |

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ILAM

Song performed by young girls who are accompanied by the beats on the mortar and pestle. The voices of the singers appear not to be those of the names mentioned on the record label. ILAM field card is unknown

Young girls (Performer)
James Chirwa (Performer)
Mwenela Kaunda (Performer)
Dandy Boys (Performer)


1950-00-00 Call and response | Chirwa,James | Dandy Boys | Drum | Heya | ILAM | Kaunda,Mwenela | Malawi | Nyasaland | singing | Song | Southern African | traditional | Tumbuka | Young girls
Ndinyenggana nde Mele |

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ILAM

Chikombo town dance for men and women, with singing, and accompanied by guitar and banjo. Refer ILAM field card DP8

Rabisoni Nangwale (Composer/Performer)
Jere Chikonda (Performer)

1950-05-14 banjo | Chikomba,Jere | Chikombo | dance | Guitar | ILAM | Malawi | Nangwale,Robison | Nyanja | Nyasaland | singing | Southern African | town
Nimepata mpenzimtoto mdogo simwachi |

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ILAM

Dance performed by the Dar es Salaam Jazz Band
Refer ILAM field card D3D5

Shabani Abdalla Mwankewa
Dar es Salaam Jazz Band

1950-06-22 dance | Dar-es-Salaam Jazz Band | East African | ILAM | Instrumental | Jazz | Mwankewa,Shabani Abdallah | Nguja | singing | Swahili | Tanganyika | Tanzania | Western instruments
Osihambe layo |

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ILAM

Marabi town dance song for men and women, accompanied by the guitar. The English title for the song is The one who visits me. Refer ILAM field card DC7

Meriki Fumbe (Composer/Performer)

1950-05-01 dance | Guitar | ILAM | Marabi | men and women | Meriki Fumbe | Ndebele | Popular | singing | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | urban | Zimbabwe | Zulu
Selibuyela emakaya |

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ILAM

Man singing and accompanied on guitar. Refer ILAM field card DC15

Midian Ncube (Composer/Performer)

1950-05-01 Guitar | ILAM | man | Ncube,Midian | Ndebele | Popular | singing | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Zimbabwe
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