Tumbuka

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Title Audio Collection Description Composer Date All terms
Mwele mwele |

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ILAM

Uzamba dance song -initiation song with two goblet drums and clapping. Further details refer ILAM field card (DY3)

Tumbuka women and girls(Performer)

1950-05-23 Clapping | Dance music | Drum | Folk music | Henga | ILAM | Indigenous music | Initiation song | Kasungu | Malawi | Nyasaland | Southern African | Tumbuka | Tumbuka | Uzamba
Nagunda waka ine |

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ILAM

Pounding song with mortar and pestles. Further details refer ILAM field card (D2G12)Translated English title - "All this pounding for nothing." Further details refer ILAM field card (DY9)

Tumbuka women (Performer)

1950-05-23 Folk music | Henga | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kasungu | Malawi | mortar | Nyasaland | pestle | Pounding song | Southern African | Tumbuka | Tumbuka
Nagunda waka ine |

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ILAM

Pounding song with mortar and two pestles. Further details refer ILAM field card (DY9)

Tumbuka women (Performer)

1950-05-23 Folk music | Henga | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kasungu | Malawi | mortar | Nyasaland | pestle | Pounding song | Southern African | Tumbuka | Tumbuka
Nagunda waka ine |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card no. DY-9.

Tumbuka women (Performer)
Composer not specified

1950-05-23 East African | Folk music | Henga | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kasungu | Malawi | Mortar and two pestles | Nyasaland | Pounding song | Tumbuka | Tumbuka
Namfikilankhu |

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ILAM

Pounding song with mortar and pestles. Further details refer ILAM field card (D2G11)

Taines Chirwa (Performer)
Mwenele Kaunda (Performer)
Nancy Luhana (Performer)

1950-05-31 Chirwa,Taines | Folk music | Henga | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kaunda,Mwenela | Luhana,Nancy | Malawi | mortar | Mzimba | Nyasaland | pestle | Pounding song | Southern African | Tumbuka | Tumbuka
Namfikilankhu |

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ILAM

Song performed by young girls who are accompanied by the beats on the mortar and pestle. The voices of the singers appear not to be those of the names mentioned on the record label. ILAM field card is unknown

Young girls (Performer)
James Chirwa (Performer)
Mwenela Kaunda (Performer)
Dandy Boys (Performer)


1950-00-00 Call and response | Chirwa,James | Dandy Boys | Drum | Heya | ILAM | Kaunda,Mwenela | Malawi | Nyasaland | singing | Song | Southern African | traditional | Tumbuka | Young girls
Nchite uli? |

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ILAM

Drinking song

Lobati Chimupeni (Performer)

1949-08-05 Folk song | ILAM | Kamanga | Lobati Chimupeni | Nkana | Northern Rhodesia | Southern African | Tumbuka | Tumbuka | Zambia
Nchite uli? | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR3475.

Tumbuka Singers (Performer)
L. Chimupeni (Leader)
Composer not specified

1952-00-00 Chimupeni,L. | Clapping | Drinking song | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kamanga | Nkana | Northern Rhodesia | Southern African | Tumbuka | Tumbuka | Zambia
Ndapata muvyala wane |

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ILAM

Humorous song accompanied by Bangwe. Translated English title - "I hate my cousin". Further details refer ILAM field card no. C4Q20.

Mkandawile, F (Performer)
Fumba Mkandawile (Performer)
Mkandawile, F L(Composer)
Lundazi Fumba Mkandawile (Composer)


1949-08-24 Bangwe String | Henga | Humorous | ILAM | Lusaka | Mkandawile,Fumba Lundazi | Northern Rhodesia | Song | Southern African | Tumbuka | Zambia
Ndipeko kayuni karimbula |

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ILAM

Translation: Let me feed the hungry bird. Further details refer ILAM fieldcard D2A11.

Nezala Shonga (Composer/Performer)

1950-05-26 Bango | Board zither | Henga | ILAM | Indigenous music | Malawi | Mzimba | Nezala Shonga | Nyasaland | Southern African | Topical song | Tumbuka
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