Nguru

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Title Audio Collection Description Composer Date All terms
Bandiya yo | Central African

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ILAM

A Zande dance with Kponingbo xylophone (log zylophone with keys on banana stems. The tuning corresponds in absolute pitch with that of harp strings). "We live here in the district of Bandiya." These loose note xylophones are played by three and sometimes four men sitting on either side of the instrument. The Zande dance is performed in a circle to the cheerful sound of the xylophone. All the dancers move in unison with small steps in a set pattern which ensures that the circle moves around gradually in an anti-clockwise direction. A characteristic gesture by Zande dancers is the holding out of hands, palms upwards, gently raising and lowering the forearms in time with the music.

Composer not specified
Nakule (Performer)

1952-08-31 Bandiya | Buta | Chief Gatanga | Folk - Central African | ILAM | Kponingbo xylophone | Nakule | Nguru | Northern Congo | Zande | Zande dance
Bia gaza | Central African

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ILAM

 "Song of the drum". Dance song. Large wooden slit drum with feet, 3 conical drums, cross laced and double headed, metal hand bells. The conical drums were all called either Gaza or Ndimo. The slit drum is Gugu or Bugu. The beaters of the conical drums are called Luiringwa Gaza. The method of playing the slit drum is unusual, as the player sits astride his drum and may even rest one leg along its length. The small ebony carvings from this district demonstrate this stance.

Zande men (Performer)

1952-08-31 Bandiya | Bugu | Buta | Chief Gatanga | Folk - Central African | Gaza | Gugu | ILAM | Ndimo | Nguru | Northern Congo | Zande | Zande
Bia Kpe | Central African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number XYZ7616

Composer ( not specified)
Zande men (Performer)

1952-08-31 Bandiya | Belgian Congo | Buta | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | ILAM | Indigenous music | Nguru | North Congo | Voices | Xylophone | Zaire | Zande | Zande
Bia ku Ngbazua |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card number F4W-4.

Mula Pala Kpeli (Performer)
Chief Gatanga Mongonika (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-09-02 Central African | Chief Gatanga Mongonika | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Folk music | ILAM | Indingenous music | Mula Pala Kpeli | Nguru | Northern Congo | Topical song | Vertical angular harp | Zande | Zande
Bia Kundi | Central African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number XYZ7611a

Composer not specified
Muyapala Kpeli (Performer)

1952-08-31 5 strings metal hand bells | Andzolo | Bandiya | Belgian Congo | Buta | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kundi | Muyapala Kpeli | Nguru | North Congo | Vertical harp | Zaire | Zande
Bia vula - Ani kiti vula, ani naga | Central African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number XYZ7610. Fighting song with Ndimo conical, cross laced double headed drum. This song is sung when returning from a fight. Bia vula means fighting song in Zande.

Composer ( not specified)
Zande men (Performer)

1952-08-31 Bandiya | Belgian Congo | Buta | Central African | Chief Gatanga | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | Fighting song | Folk music | ILAM | Nguru | North Congo | Zaire | Zande | Zande
Bia vula- Baele na ngbangba | Central African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number 7610. Fighting song with Ndimo conical cross laced double headed drum. This song is sung before fighting. Bia vula means a fighting song in Zande.

Zande men (Performer)

1952-08-31 Bandiya | Belgian Congo | Buta | Central African | Chief Gatanga | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | Fighting song | Folk music | ILAM | Nguru | North Congo | Zaire | Zande | Zande
Dale mu bele sa | Central African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number XYZ7611

Composer ( not specified)
Muyapala Kpeli (Performer)

1952-08-31 5 strings metal hand bells | Andzolo | Bandiya | Belgian Congo | Buta | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | ILAM | Indigenous music | Kundi | Muyapala Kpeli | Nguru | North Congo | Vertical harp | Zaire | Zande
Gatanga mea Kpiono ya geduele | Central African

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ILAM

Slit drum , 3 conical cross laced, double headed Drums, Wooden clappers. Further details refer to ILAM record number XYZ7609

Composer not specified
Zande men and women

1952-08-31 Bandiya | Belgian Congo | Buta | Central African | Congo | conical cross laced Drum | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Double headed drum | Drum | ILAM | Indigenous music | Nguru | North Congo | slit Drum | West African | Wooden clappers | Zaire | Zande | Zande
Gibolo | Central African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number XYZ7617

Composer not specified
Mongonika Zande (Performer)

1952-08-31 Bandiya | Belgian Congo | Buta | Central African | Clapping | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mongonika Zande | Nguru | North Congo | Voices | Xylophone | Zaire | Zande
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