Tanganyika

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Title Audio Collection Descriptionsort icon Composer Date All terms
Atalwa endito | East African

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ILAM

Embrukoi dance song for men and women. "I eloped with your wife and she is still with me. So what can you do about it?" sings the man. He then goes on to sing about his cattle and the hills of Arusha. The second man took over the solo part half way through the item. The simple respon]ses by the men is said to be typical of Embrukoi singing.

The full song is not available here.

Baiyani Medureki
Arusha men

1950-10-02 Arusha | Arusha | Arusha Baraza | Arusha District | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Masai | Medurek,Baiyani | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Embrukoi | FOLK MUSIC

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ILAM

Embrukoi dance song for men and women. The Embrukoi dance is characterised by highleaps into the air with a rigid body. The dancers will leap as much as 18 inches clear into the air, at the same time giving a characteristic lift to the chin. The song praises his friends who kill lions. He sings also that he himself found a lion beside the path and killed it with his spear, a not uncommon feat among these people. He also sings of a faction fight in his district between neighbouring villages. This is a well known song in the Arusha District. The use of a thin falsetto by the solo singer quite belies the look of the man, which is far from being effeminate and typical of the younf Masai moran.

Ndasimi Sarubare (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-00-00 Arusha | Arusha | Arusha Baraza | Arusha District | Embrukoi dance song | FOLK MUSIC | ILAM | Indigenous music | Masai | Masai | Ndasimi Sarubare | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Hubaba tube mbele bana | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR1501.

Ntainta Buchilu (Performer)
Composer not specified

1951-00-00 Dance song | East African | ILAM | Kazori dance song | Mwanza | Ndono musical bow | Ntainta Buchilu | Rattle | Sukuma | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Hubaba tube mbele bana | East African

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ILAM

Kazori dance song with Ndono one-string musical bow, gourd resonated. Translated English title - "Rock our babes to sleep." Further details refer ILAM field card (D4J4)

Ntainta Buchili (Composer/Performer)

1950-07-25 bow | Dance music | East African | Gourd | ILAM | Kazori | Mwanza | Ndono | Ntainta Buchili | Nyamwezi | Sukuma | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Bunya | East African

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ILAM

Osingolio dance song for men and women. Osingolio Bunya. "We are all friends, So we should all sing together, Sing the chorus you young people." Although the chorus sung by the girls at first appears simple, it is very difficult to catch and repeat.

Baiyani Medureki (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-00-00 Arusha | Arusha | Arusha Baraza | Arusha District | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Masai | Medureki, Baiyani | Osingolio dance song | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Eruko | East African

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ILAM

Osingolio Londoiya - dance song for men and women. "Sing the chorus, you young men and women. For we are the brave of the country." While the girls sing the words of the chorus, the men sing the typical humming sounds in unison. A delightfully intricate song and not at all easy to follow on first hearing.

Baiyani Medureki (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-00-00 Arusha | Arusha | Arusha Baraza | Arusha District | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Masai | Medureki,Baiyani | Osingolio dance song | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Kaiwang'u | East African

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ILAM

Rika. Initiation song for boys and girls. This is a self praise song by boys and girls who are waiting during the Rika period prior to undergoing circumcision. The leader sings in a kind of falsetto voice which is much appreciated by the people - but on a recording gives no idea of his manly appearance. The calling for a special response during the course of the recitative is typical of Arusha songs. The full song is not available here.

Ndasimi Sarubare (Performer/Lead)
Arusha men (Performer)

1950-09-30 Arusha | Arusha | Arusha Baraza | Arusha District | circumcision | Folk - East African | ILAM | Masai | Masai | Ndasimi Sarubare | Rika | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Banafunzi basigazi | East African

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ILAM

School song by Haya boys. Further details refer ILAM field card (D4V19).

Nester Ishengoma (Composer)
Haya boys (Performer)

1950-08-04 Bukoba | East African | Haya | Haya | ILAM | Kibira,E. B. | Nester Ishengoma | Nyoro | School song | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Wapezia wamabela |

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ILAM

A greeting song for the chief. Further details refer to ILAM field card no. D4C2

Mugabe Bin Maganga (Performer)

1950-07-18 Conical Drum | Drum | East African | Folk music | Greeting song | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lagaya | Mugabe Bin Maganga | Nyamwezi | Nyamwezi | Tabora | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Dua |

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ILAM

A Muslim prayer. Refer ILAM field card D4C21

Kaluta Amri Bin Abedi (Composer/Performer)

1950-07-18 East African | ILAM | Kaluta Amri bin Abedi | Mashairi | Muslim | Nguja | Poetry | Prayer song | Religious music | Swahili | Tabora | Tanganyika | Tanzania
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