Tanzania

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Title Audio Collection Description Composersort icon Date All terms
Tang'oroki neirut olodwa airora | East African

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ILAM

An Osingolio Longishu cattle song. "The Germans are nothing to us. They were defeated by the English. We are not sleeping and will fight for our country. We love our country and our cattle."

The Arusha tribe fought on several occasions against the Germans during their early occupation of Tanganyika. Different men take over the solo between the chorus refrains.

1950-10-02 Arusha | Arusha Baraza | Arusha District | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Masai | Medurek,Baiyani | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Uchaucha kina mama | Folk - East African

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ILAM

An Mbeta pipe dance with Viyanzi vertical flutes, 2 friction sticks, and tin rattles.

"You are giving me a lot of trouble. Go and eat food prepared by my mother on a basket. You will find it better and different from food prepared on enamel plates which make your stomach bad."

The players start to play beginning with the pipe 3rd from the lowest. Each piper above them takes his rhythm from the next man below. If one fails to get started he holds up all the others above. The leader then comes along and gets his rhythm for him and his companions can then take up the rhythm until the treble player at last joins in.

Set of 13 pipes. The tuning of this set was as follows:- 584, 320, 440, 392, 336, 292, giving a pentatonic scale. The total range was just over two octaves.

1950-00-00 Dar-es-Salaam | Folk - East African | ILAM | Mbeta pipe dance | Selemani, Pembe | Tanganyika | Tanzania | Zaramo
Hongahonga lele | East African

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ILAM

An Mbeta pipe dance with Viyanzi vertical flutes, 2 friction sticks, and tin rattles.

The players start to play beginning with the pipe 3rd from the lowest. Each piper above them takes his rhythm from the next man below. If one fails to get started he holds up all the others above. The leader then comes along and gets his rhythm for him and his companions can then take up the rhythm until the treble player at last joins in.

Set of 13 pipes. The tuning of this set was as follows:- 584, 320, 440, 392, 336, 292, giving a pentatonic scale. The total range was just over two octaves.

1950-00-00 Dar-es-Salaam | East African | ILAM | Mbeta pipe dance | Selemani, Pembe | Tanganyika | Tanzania | Zaramo
Nyange kutetea |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1174

1950-00-00 Circumcision Song | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Ndonde | Tanganyika | Tanzania | Unaccompanied
Lilamawe santiyangu |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1174

1950-00-00 Circumcision Song | East African | Folk music | ILAM | Indigenous music | Ndonde | Tanganyika | Tanzania | Unaccompanied
Wasambula lipalo |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record no. TP1534.

1950-00-00 Chigoma hunting song | Clapping | East African | Folk music | Hehe | Hehe | ILAM | Indigenous music | Iringa | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Wasambula lipalo |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record no. TP1535.

1950-00-00 Chigana hunting song | Clapping | East African | Folk music | Hehe | Hehe | ILAM | Indigenous music | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Mgange gwilyawawina |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record no. TP1539.

1950-00-00 bell | Dance song | Drum | East African | Folk music | Hehe | Hehe | ILAM | Indigenous music | Iringa | Mangala bell | Ndamula drum | Nduntsi drum | Tanganyika | Tanzania | Viwunga dance
Wamzalila waliwexyole wali twamuonu |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1540

1950-00-00 Daressalaam | East African | Ganda | Ganda | ILAM | Indigenous music | Lute | Ndingidi | Party song | Tanganyika | Tanzania
Ntendelata viditu els |

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1559

1950-00-00 Clapping | Daressalaam | East African | ILAM | Indigenous music | Nande | Ndande | Ngindo | Pounding song | Tanganyika | Tanzania
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