Chewa

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Title Audio Collection Description Composer Date All terms
Wataya mwana Telekunde |

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ILAM

Wistful song accompanied by the Bangwe board zither, originally for the stick zither called Mkangala. The English title is Telekunde has thrown away her child. Refer ILAM field card C5C7

Ositeni Phula (Composer/Performer)
Mesiyasi Chulu (Composer/Performer)

1949-09-05 Bangwe board zither | Chewa | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Malawi | Mesiyasi Chulu | Mkangala | Nyanja | Nyasaland | Ositeni Phula | Song | Southern African | Stick zither | wistful
Yapa yapa panali kanyumba |

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ILAM

Entertainment song with Chewe men and one woman with clapping. Translated English title - "At this very spot there used to be a hut." Further details refer ILAM field card (C5A9).

Chewa men and a Chewa woman (Performer)

1949-09-03 Chewa | Chewa | Clapping | Dowa Boma | Entertainment song | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Malawi | Nyanja | Nyasaland | Southern African
Zamuone magege |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card number: DX-1

Mwase Central School pupils (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-07-22 Chewa | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Malawi | Mbira | Mwase Central School | Nyanja | Nyasaland | Southern African | Walking Song
Zigawanenge |

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ILAM

Dance song with guitar body bangwe. Further details refer ILAM field card (C5A1a)

Ufesi, L. (Composer/Performer)

1949-08-03 Bangwe | Chewa | Dance song | Dowa | ILAM | Malawi | Nyanja | Nyasaland | Southern African | Ufesi,Lipiya | Zither
Zikoli kumtu nkuti |

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ILAM

Drinking entertainment song with Chewe men and one woman with clapping. Translated English title - "Which is the top of the world? (Which is the right side up?)" Further details refer ILAM field card (C5A9).

Chewa men and a Chewa woman (Performer)

1949-09-03 Chewa | Chewa | Clapping | Dowa Boma | Drinking song | Entertainment song | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Malawi | Nyanja | Nyasaland | Southern African
Zikoli kumtu nkuti |

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ILAM

Song performed by Chewa men and women for entertainment and is sung in call and response fashion. The song is unaccompanied. Refer ILAM field card C5A9

Chewa men and women (Composer/Performer)

1949-09-03 Chewa | Chewa | drinking | East African | Entertainment | ILAM | Indigenous music | Malawi | Nyanja | Nyasaland | Song | Southern African
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