Southern Rhodesia

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Title Audio Collection Descriptionsort icon Composer Date All terms
Shuru yaldeya muzundi | Southern African

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Story song

1948-04-21 Bikita | Duma | Folk song | ILAM | Karanga | Moyo,Chimude Mukangano | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Zimbabwe
Ndinochema amasebe | Central African

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Topical song with mbira dza WaNdau and deze resonator. "See I am crying, mother-in-law.
Poverty, elder brother, alack.
See, Sophiatown is bad, Patisoni
In my distress I think of home
Happiness to you all at Marange."
The singer sings about the conditions in which he finds himself at Sophiatown, near Johannesburg, where he works as a carpenter's assistant. His home, Marange is in the Chipinga District of Southern Rhodesia, about 400 miles north east of Johannesburg.
Details from ILAM record number TP4272-2

1957-01-03 Central African | Chipinga district | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mount Selinda | Ndau | Rhodesia | Simon Mafiru Sitole | Southern Rhodesia | Topical song | Zimbabwe
Ndinoda kuyenda mbuyawe (a) ; Mukwambo mutsa (b) ; Ijongwewe (c) | Southern African

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ILAM

Tunes played for self-entertainment, played on the Chimazambi friction bow. Refer ILAM field card C6O3

Mashanje Shawa village zhizhi dza

1949-10-13 bow | Chimazambi | Duma | friction | ILAM | Instrumental | Karanga | Mashanje Shawa village zhizhi dza | short | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Tunes | Zimbabwe
Chacha muningwa | Southern African

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ILAM

Unaccompanied vocal music

1948-04-23 Aca pella | Folk song | Gunda | Hungwe | ILAM | Mrewa | Mugure,V. | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Zimbabwe
Arera Mpande | Southern African

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Unaccompanied vocal music

Unaisi Chikomwe (Performer)
Edisoni Makoni (Composer)

1948-04-23 Aca pella | Edisoni Makoni | Gunda | Hungwe | ILAM | Rusapi | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Unaisi Chikomwe | Zimbabwe
Ijoki lomfana |

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ILAM

A "joki" is a casanova. Further details refer to ILAM card no. DH13

Fraser Mpofu (Leader)

1950-05-06 Folk song | Fraser Mpofu | Guitar | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lower Gwelo Choir | Ndebele | Salisbury | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Topical song | Zimbabwe
Garika Uchaziwona |

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ILAM

A humorous song of Sena, Portuguese East Africa origin with Bangwe accompaniment.

Meriki Fumbe

1951-06-05 Bulawayo Location | Folk song | Humorous | ILAM | Indigenous music | Meriki Fumbe | Sena | Song | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Zimbabwe | Zither
Ishe Komborera Afrika National Anthem |

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ILAM

A prayer for Africa by A.S Mampa with boys at Domboshawa School. Further details refer to ILAM card no. C6F2.

A.S. Mampa (Performer)

1949-10-04 Domboshawa School | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mampa,A.S. | Prayer song | Salisbury | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Unaccompanied | Zezuru | Zimbabwe
Imali ye konsati | Southern African

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ILAM

A topical song with guitar accompaniment. Further details refer to ILAM field card no. DH11

Lower Gwelo Choir (Performer)

1950-05-06 Folk song | Guitar | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lower Gwelo | Lower Gwelo Choir | Ndebele | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | Topical song | Zimbabwe | Zulu
Ku mangwetu kutalikile |

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ILAM

A town dance in which singers express their longing for home. It is accompanied by 2 guitars. Refer ILAM field card DD13

Denisoni Mbewe
Efulemu Chiunda

1950-05-02 dance | Denisoni Mbewe | Efulemu Chiunda | Guitar | homeland | ILAM | nostalgic | Southern African | Southern Rhodesia | town | Yao | Zimbabwe
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