Republic of the Congo

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Oowa | Central African

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ILAM

Mourning song, with harp, mbira, bells and rattle. Zegive and Mvu people. Watsa district, North East Congo.

As a rule there is nothing in the song itself which would suggest to a foreigner a sense of solemnity or sadness in most African mourning songs.

1952-07-31 bells | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Folk - Central African | Harp | ILAM | Mbira | Mvu | Mvu people | North East Congo | Rattle | Republic of the Congo | Watsa territory | Zegive
Mumbariyo | Central African

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ILAM

Party song with mbira and rattle. Mvu men. Mamvutu-Andobo, sous chef Gamubu, chef Choga, N.E. Congo.

A simple Mvu tune and a good example of one of the simplest of all African modes.

1952-07-31 Basket rattle | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Folk - Central African | ILAM | Mbira | Mvu | North East Congo | Republic of the Congo
Angela | Central African

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ILAM

Party song with mbira and rattle. Mvu men. Mamvutu-Andobo, sous chef Gamubu, chef Choga, N.E. Congo.

A simple Mvu tune and a good example of one of the simplest of all African modes.

1952-07-31 Basket rattle | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Folk - Central African | ILAM | Mbira | Mvu | Mvu | North East Congo | Republic of the Congo
Kugama I | Folk - Central African

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ILAM

Topical song with 5 stringed horizontal harp "domo" likembe, lisanzo and "sese" rattle. Leader - Zegbe and Ndongo men and women. Chief Maki, Faradje territory, North East Congo.

"I will never stave for my brother will feed me."

The song was sung in Ndongo with a mixture of Lingala (the local lingua franca).

 

1952-07-31 Chief Maki | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Faradje territory | Folk - Central African | ILAM | Likembe | Lisanzo | Ndongo | Ndongo | North Eastern Congo | Republic of the Congo | Sese basket rattle | Zegbe
Chyoko | Central African

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ILAM

This song is usually sung after a funeral, with harp, likembe and basket rattle. Leader - Zegbe and Ndongo men and women. Chief Maki, Faradje territory, North East Congo.

The singers lament the death of a friend and in so doing demonstrate the fact that Africans celebrate their funerals with dances and apparently gay singing.

1952-07-31 Basket rattle | Chief Maki | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Faradje territory | Folk - Central African | Harp | ILAM | Likembe | Ndongo | Ndongo | North Eastern Congo | Republic of the Congo | Zegbe
Chiyabula | Central African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP3966

1957-00-00 Belgian Congo | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Flute | ILAM | Indigenous music | Luba | Mbira | Republic of the Congo | Self-delectative song
Yango na mobangi |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card number: F4D 7

Abangba men and women (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-07-31 Abangba | Abangba | Central African | Congo | Dance song | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | Egba funeral dance | Folk music | Funeral Song | ILAM | Indigenous music | Niangara | Northern Congo | Republic of the Congo
Egbi |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card number: F4D 6

Abangba men and women (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-07-31 Abangba | Abangba | Central African | Dance song | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Drum | Egba funeral dance | Folk music | Funeral Song | ILAM | Indigenous music | Niangara | Northern Congo | Republic of the Congo
Toreku |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card number: F4D 10

Aibesi (Performer)
Magombo (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-07-31 Aibesi | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Eastern Congo | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous language | Magombo | Mombutu | Mombutu | Morality song | Republic of the Congo | Unaccompanied | Watsa
Mamvute |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card number: F4D 10

Aibesi (Performer)
Magombo (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-07-31 Aibesi | Central African | Congo | Democratic Republic of the Congo | Eastern Congo | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Magombo | Mombutu | Mombutu | Morality song | Republic of the Congo | Unaccompanied | Watsa
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