Bisa

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Title Audio Collection Description Composer Datesort icon All terms
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
Nkumbe ubwalwa, Let me make tea |

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ILAM

Drinking song accompanied by Kalimba mbira. Refer ILAM field card C3V12

Bisa men at Mindolo Compound

1949-08-03 Bisa | Bisa | drinking | ILAM | Kalimba | Mbira | 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
Webo muntu nani waeba |

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ILAM

Story song with Bisa boys. Further details refer ILAM field card (C46a).

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
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
Katwala ka kasongola |

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ILAM

Drinking song

Danti Matabulo (Performer)

1949-08-08 Bisa | Bisa | Danti Matabulo | Folk song | ILAM | Nkana | Northern Rhodesia | Southern African | 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
Tukafimbe ama ulu kuli bwana |

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ILAM

Further information refer ILAM field card number: C4A-5

Composer not specified
Gibisoni Miselo (Performer)

1949-08-08 Bisa | Drinking song | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lala | Lala | Miselo,Gibisoni | Northern Rhodesia | Southern African | Unaccompanied | Zambia
Wena Kasembe wari tumpa |

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ILAM

Dance song by dance band. Further details refer ILAM field card (F1F13)

The Young Northern Dance Band (Performer)

1952-01-15 Band music | Bisa | Dance music | ILAM | Mufulira | Northern Rhodesia | Rogers Chirufia | Rumba | Southern African | Young Northern Dance Band | Zambia
Kalulu wamfunde mpapa |

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ILAM

Tsaba-tsaba dance song. Further details refer to ILAM field card (F1F11)

Rogers Chirufia (Composer)

1952-01-15 Bisa | Dance song | ILAM | Mufulera | Northern Rhodesia | Rogers Chirufia | Southern African | Young Nosthesu Dance Band | Zambia
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