Gishu

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Title Audio Collection Description Composer Date All terms
Ako Maraba |

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ILAM

Topical song about prostitutes who are always in trouble and do not know the reason. Refer ILAM field card D6B9

Abimereki Wesonga (Performer)

1950-09-05 Central African | Gishu | ILAM | Lute | Prostitution | Song | topical | traditional | Uganda | Wesonga,Abinereki
Ako Maraba | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2262.

Abinereki Wesonga (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-00-00 East African | Gishu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lidungu harp | Lukiko | Topical song | Uganda | Wesonga,Abinereki
Ali wanyola manwa |

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ILAM

Topical song about a greedy man who visits everyone for the purpose of eating more cassava. Refer ILAM field card number D6B6

Musolwa (Performer)
Gishu men (Performer)

1950-09-05 Bowl doubles as serving bowl and music instrument | Cassava | Central African | Gishu | Gishu | Greedy man | ILAM | Inverted bowl played with sticks | Musolwa | Song | topical | traditional | Uganda
Ali wanyola mauwa | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2266.

Musolwa (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-00-00 Bowl | East African | Gishu | Gishu | ILAM | Lukiko | Musolwa | Topical song | Uganda
Busumbu Balulima |

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ILAM

The song is about the miners not knowing why the phosphate is being mined. Refer ILAM field card number D6B3

Isaka Kitutu (Performer)

1950-09-05 Central African | Gishu | ILAM | Isaka Kitutu | Leg bells | Nilotic tradition of playing | Phosphate | Seven string Litungu bowl lyre | Song | topical | Uganda
Busumbu balulima | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2272.

Isaka Kitutu (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-00-00 East African | Gishu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Isaka Kitutu | Litungu lyre | Lukiko | Topical song | Uganda
Bwana Leja |

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ILAM

The song is about a government official who had stolen a cow to feed the troops. Refer ILAM field card number D6B1

Thomas Mulungo (Performer)

1950-09-05 Central African | Gishu | ILAM | Leg bells | Seven string Litungu bowl lyre | Song | Stolen cow | Thomas Mulungo | topical | Uganda
Bwana Leja | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2277.

Thomas Mulungo (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-00-00 bells | East African | Gishu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Litungu lyre | Lukiko | Thomas Mulungo | Topical song | Uganda
Ikwara watindi tindibala |

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ILAM

Song about the period when the Gishu were sibjugated by the English. The other song on the record is called Mayi muro sali mayi. Refer ILAM field card D6B10

Bulasiyo Namawa (Performer)

1950-09-05 Bulasiyo Namawa | Central African | Gishu | Gishu subjugated by the English | historical | ILAM | Lidungu seven string lyre | Mayi muro sali mayi | Song | topical | traditional | Uganda
Ikwara watindi tindibala | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card no. D6B10A.

Bulasiyo Namawa (Performer and Composer)

1950-09-05 Bulasiyo Namawa | East African | Gishu | ILAM | Lyre | Mbale | Topical song | Uganda
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