Song

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Titlesort icon Audio Collection Description Composer Date All terms
A Banda |

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ILAM

Wedding song performed when bride is taken to the house of the groom. Song starts with solo voice and is later joined by a group of singer. ILAM field card number is D2E6

Lucy Nyamangwe (Performer)
Tonga girls (Performer)

1950-05-29 Drum | Escorting | Folk | ILAM | Malawi | Nyamangwe,Lucy | Nyasaland | Song | Southern African | Tonga | Tonga | wedding
A buthu wa cimbia |

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ILAM

Song performed by young girls who are accompanied by 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

Nancy Luhama (Performer)
Mwenela Kaunda (Performer)
Dandy Boys (Performer)
Young girls (Performer)


1950-00-00 Call and response | Dandy Boys | Girls singing | Heya | ILAM | Kaunda,Mwenela | Luhana,Nancy | Malawi | Mortar and pestle beats | Nyasaland | Song | Southern African | traditional | Tumbuka
A Chiwowola eciyakumi | Central African

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ILAM

Ulimba dance song for men and women. The translated title is "Where has Chiwowola gone"? Further details refer ILAM field card number C4V7

Kumbale Lungu
Nsenga men and women

1949-08-29 Central African | dance | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lungu,Kumbale | men and women | Northern Rhodesia | Nsenga | Nsenga | Seven note | Song | Traditional music | Ulimba | Xylophone | Zambia
A Kalukwamba musiku zimito yalula | Central African

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ILAM

Ulimba dance song for men and women. The translated title is "It is the days which change the man". Further details refer ILAM field card number C4V8

Kumbale Lungu
Nsenga men and women

1949-08-29 Central African | Clapping | dance | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lungu,Kumbale | Northern Rhodesia | Nsenga | Nsenga | Seven note | Song | Traditional music | Ulimba | Xylophone | Zambia
A Mkandawire mulizye makora Bangwe |

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ILAM

Humorous song with Bangwe board zither. Further details refer ILAM record number TP0296-XYZ4445

Fumba Mkandawile (Performer)

1949-08-24 Bangwe | Board zither | Folk music | Henga | Humorous | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mkandawile,Fumba Lundazi | Northern Rhodesia | Song | Southern African | Tumbuka | Zambia | Zither
A Pongozi mbanonska |

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ILAM

Traditional song performed by young girls, accompanied by beats on the mortar and pestle. ILAM field card is unknown

Nancy Luhama (Performer)
Mwenela Kaunda (Performer)
Dandy Boys (Performer)

1950-00-00 Call and response | Dandy Boys | Heya | ILAM | Kaunda,Mwenela | Luhana,Nancy | Malawi | Mortar and pestle | Nyasaland | singing | Song | Southern African | traditional | Tumbuka | Young girls
A Wiyo lelo mwanditengela ndalama zanga pa thamba |

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ILAM

Concert song accompanied by guitar and bone rattles. The song is also known as A Biti Njalo si Aleke Kulila. Refer ILAM field card C5N9

Boys at Blantyre Secondary School (Performer)

1949-09-16 Blantyre Secondary School | Bone rattles | Concert | East African | Guitar | ILAM | Indigenous music | Malawi | Nyanja | Nyasaland | Song | Southern African
Aba Seveni abada |

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ILAM

Topical song asking people in Uganda to love one another. The song is accompanied by several traditional instruments. Refer ILAM field card number D5V7

Zakaria Kasara (Performer)
Endongo za Buganda (Performer)

1950-08-30 Central African | Drum | Endongo bowl lyre with 8 strings | Endongo za Buganda | Ganda | ILAM | Ndingidi | Ntenga | Ntenga single laced conical drum | one string bowed lute | Respect | Song | topical | traditional | Uganda | Zakaria Kasara
Aba Seveni abada | Central African

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ILAM

Praise song accompanied by various instruments. Further details refer ILAM field card number D5V7

Zakaria Kasasa
Endongo za Baganda

1950-08-30 Central African | eight string bowl lyre | Endongo | Endongo za Buganda | Folk music | Ganda | ILAM | Indigenous music | Ndingidi one string lute | Ntenga laced conical drum | praise | Song | Traditional music | Uganda | Zakaria Kasara
Abagenyi baizere |

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ILAM

Engwara n'orunyege dance song accompanied by Engwara and Ebinyege
Refer ILAM field card D5Q3

Stephen Kaholya
Nyoro men

1950-08-25 Central African | dance | Ebinyege rattle | Engwara trumpet | ILAM | Kaholya,Stephen | Nyoro | Nyoro | Song | Uganda
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