Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Bombalaka | Central African

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ILAM

Bikinya type dance song about a bachelor. The song is accompanied by a guitar. Refer ILAM field card F1T12

Jean Bosco Mwenda (Composer/Performer)

1952-02-03 Belgian Congo | Bikinya | Central African | Congo | Dance music | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Guitar | ILAM | Katanga | Mwenda,Jean Bosco | Swahili | Town dance
Cheri wata |

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ILAM

Biruya Town Dance. Further details refer ILAM field card number F1N-2

Chibanda Bandawin (Performer)

1952-01-27 Accordion | Baudouin,Chibanda | Biruya | Bottle | Central African | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Elizabethville | Guitar | ILAM | Swahili | Town dance | West African
Howe | Central African

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ILAM

Bobwa dance. Further details refer ILAM field card F4V-3

Bobwa Men and Women (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-09-01 Belgian Congo | Bobwa | Bobwa | Bobwa dance | Central African | Congo | Cylindrical cross-laced drum | Democratic Republic of the Congo | East African | Folk song | ILAM | Indigenous music | Metal hand bell | Rattle | Wooden slit drum
Kabange |

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ILAM

Budye dance music with drums and marimba xylophones. Further details refer ILAM field card (F1P2)

Luba men and women (Performer)

1952-01-29 Central African | Congo | Dance music | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kinkondje | Luba | Luba | Marimba | Xylophone
Ketuhunyinga |

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ILAM

Budye dance music with drums and marimba xylophones. Further details refer ILAM field card (F1P3)

Luba men and women (Performer)

1952-01-29 Central African | Congo | Dance music | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kinkondje | Luba | Luba | Marimba | Xylophone
Viombo |

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ILAM

Bulamatali town dance song with two guitars and a bottle. Further details refer ILAM field card (F1H1)

Kayashu, P. (Performer)
Philippe Kayashu (Performer)
Kalala, M. (Performer)
Morris Kalala (Performer)


1952-01-18 Bottle | Central African | Congo | Dance music | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Guitar | ILAM | Kalala,Morris | Katanga | Kayashu,Philippe | Popular music | Swahili | Town dance
Viombo |

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ILAM

Bulamatali town dance song with two guitars and a bottle. Further details refer ILAM field card (F1H1)

Kayashu, P. (Performer)
Philippe Kayashu (Performer)
Kalala, M. (Performer)
Morris Kalala (Performer)


1952-01-18 Bottle | Central African | Congo | Dance music | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Guitar | ILAM | Kalala,Morris | Katanga | Kayashu,Philippe | Popular music | Swahili | Town dance
Malemba |

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ILAM

Burial song. Further details refer ILAM fieldcard F1U-5.

Mukoko Michel (Performer)

1952-02-04 Belgian Congo | Central African | Chisanzhi | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kabinda | Kalebwe | Likembe | Luba | Mbira | Mukoko Michel
Likoko | Central African

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ILAM

Calypso dance song performed on various instruments. The voices sing repetitive chorus lines rather than long melody. Further details refer ILAM shellac record (commercial recordings) number: CR1087

Bisha ya Lokele (Performer)
Kisangani (Performer)
Composer not specified

1905-05-18 Bisha ya Lokele | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kele | Kisangani | Topical song | Vocal
Ayilongo lokele | Southern African

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ILAM

Canoe paddling song with large slit drum. Further detail refer ILAM field card (F4L1)

Wagenya fishermen (Performer)

1952-05-16 Belgian Congo | Canoe song | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | Folk music | Genya | ILAM | Indigenous music | Paddling song | Republic of the Congo | Southern African | Stanleyville | Wagenya
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