Bisa

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Title Audio Collection Description Composer Date All terms
Kunsenga kulo kupyo mulilo |

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ILAM

Folk music - Topical song with Kankobele accompaniment. Further details see ILAM field card (C3R6).

Shonongo, J. (Performer)

1949-07-30 Bisa | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kalimba | Kankobele | Mufulira | Northern Rhodesia | Shonongo,J. | Southern African | Topical song | Zambia
Kupempo mupunga |

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ILAM

A song for after the hunt, accompanied by Kankobele
Refer ILAM field card C3Q3

Jailosi Shonongo

1949-07-29 Bisa | hunting | ILAM | Jailosi Shonongo | Kankobele accompaniment | Northern Rhodesia | Song | Southern African | Zambia
Lembani abasonka(a) Mwanakashi ngaleya(b) |

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ILAM

Two topical songs with Kalimba and Kankobele accompaniment. Further details refer ILAM field card (C3S2).

Shonongo, J. (Performer)

1949-07-31 Bisa | ILAM | Kalimba | Kankobele | Mufulira | Northern Rhodesia | Shonongo,J. | Southern African | Topical song | Zambia
Mulume wa wama; The buck |

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ILAM

Hunting song accompanied by Kalimba mbira and kankobele
Refer ILAM field card C3Q4

Jailusi Shonongo

1949-07-29 Bisa | hunting | ILAM | Jailusi Shonongo | Kalimba | Kankobele | Northern Rhodesia | Song | Southern African | Zambia
Mwebakashi mampeleko tubunga |

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ILAM

Folk music - Topical song with Kankobele accompaniment. Further details see ILAM field card (C3R6).

Shonongo, J. (Performer)

1949-07-30 Bisa | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kalimba | Kankobele | Mufulira | Northern Rhodesia | Shonongo,J. | Southern African | Topical song | Xylophone | Zambia
Mwebana Besanta | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record (commercial recordings) number: CR0613

Ndaseka Bisa Choir (Performer)
Composer not specified

1967-00-00 Bisa | Drum | Folk song | ILAM | Indigenous music | Ndaseka Bisa Choir | Northern Rhodesia | Southern African | Tin whistle | Vocal | Zambia
Naitutula ne citutu |

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ILAM

Unaccompanied drinking song with Bisa men and women. Translated English title - "I have hurt my foot on the stump". Further details refer ILAM field card (C4A13).

Kantundi, O. (Performer)
Olipa Kantundi (Performer)

1949-08-08 Bisa | Drinking song | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kantundi,Olipa | Northern Rhodesia | Southern African | Unaccompanied | Zambia
Nati nje ku mabala kuli ba mama, My mother's garden (a). Mwebali koko ng'oma mulishu mfwile, You have heard the drum from over there (b) |

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ILAM

Mazia dance song of divination and the initiation of girls, accompanied by Kalimba mbira. Refer ILAM field card C3V11

Eliasi Mukenge
Mbuye Andile
Luba men

1949-08-03 Bisa | dance | girls | ILAM | initiation | Kalimba | Luba | Mazia | Mbira | Mbuye,Andile | Mukenge,Eliasi | Northern Rhodesia | Song | Southern African | Zambia
Ngawali mukulu ngamali shikele bamayo, Mourning song (a) Mama ubunga bwaitika, Hunting song |

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ILAM

Song (a) is about a man who says he is old enough to have buried his father. Song (b) is about a the lack of game which means a lack of food. Refer ILAM field card C3V13

Bisa men at Mindolo Compound

1949-08-03 Bisa | Bisa | father | Food | game | ILAM | Northern Rhodesia | Song | Southern African | Zambia
Nine tembwe waluka |

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ILAM

Story song with Bisa boys. Further details refer ILAM field card (C46b).

Aleki, E. (Composer)
Eleni Aleki (Composer)
Pensoulo, K. (Performer)
Kambwe Pensulo (Performer)


1949-08-08 Aleki,Eleni | Bisa | ILAM | Nkana | Northern Rhodesia | Pensulo,Kambwe | School song | Southern African | Zambia
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