Zande dance

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Title Audio Collection Description Composer Date All terms
Akil dewile nu wakate pwana dewile | Central African

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ILAM

Zande dance. Further details refer ILAM field card F4V-1

Zande Men (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-09-01 Banana stalks | Bandiya | Belgian Congo | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | East African | Folk song | Hand bells | ILAM | Indigenous music | Rattle | Xylophone | Zande | Zande | Zande dance
Bandiya yo | Central African

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ILAM

A Zande dance with Kponingbo xylophone (log zylophone with keys on banana stems. The tuning corresponds in absolute pitch with that of harp strings). "We live here in the district of Bandiya." These loose note xylophones are played by three and sometimes four men sitting on either side of the instrument. The Zande dance is performed in a circle to the cheerful sound of the xylophone. All the dancers move in unison with small steps in a set pattern which ensures that the circle moves around gradually in an anti-clockwise direction. A characteristic gesture by Zande dancers is the holding out of hands, palms upwards, gently raising and lowering the forearms in time with the music.

Composer not specified
Nakule (Performer)

1952-08-31 Bandiya | Buta | Chief Gatanga | Folk - Central African | ILAM | Kponingbo xylophone | Nakule | Nguru | Northern Congo | Zande | Zande dance
Bia akponingbo | Central African

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ILAM

Zande dance. Further details refer ILAM field card F4V-2

Zande Men (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-09-01 Banana stalks | Bandiya | Belgian Congo | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | East African | Folk song | Hand bells | ILAM | Indigenous music | Xylophone | Zande | Zande | Zande dance
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