Folk - East African

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Elosi aberu akipore imaniti abiro | East African

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ILAM

"However well a woman may cook, her husband is never satisfied". A song that will appeal to women everywhere. The tuning of the harp was 284, 212, 190, 172, 142 v.s. It is interesting to note the apparent difference in tone between the scale of the harp and the voice.

Iganitiyo, the harp player, made friends with Chief K Omudeka and he visited him at his place over the border in Kenya. He was surprised at the great amount of land under cultivation there. He entertained the Chief every evening of his visit by playing and singing to his Adedeu harp. The full song is not avaiable here.

Iganitiyo Ekacholi (Performer)
Iganitiyo Ekacholi (Composer)

1950-09-04 Adedeu harp | Aluti horn | Folk - East African | Iganitiyo Ekacholi | ILAM | Lukiko | Mbale district | Teso | Tororo | Uganda
Ewututu tutu | East African

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ILAM

Akisuku dance song for men, with clapping. 'Ewututu' is the happy noise made by the Ground Hornbill early in the morning. He is happy they say because he is with his wife. "Yalama Kapeni Kokileni-Keni, Yalama Kapeni."

The Akisuku dance is done by men and women in two rows shoulder to shoulder. They spring in the air in unison without apparently moving arms or legs but with a clear straight spring, up and down in time to the music. The full song is not avaiable here.

1950-09-04 Akisuku Dance Song | Ekisa Saulo | Folk - East African | ILAM | Teso | Tororo district | Uganda
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
Pfimba tshelele | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2951.

1951-00-00 Folk - East African | ILAM | Marivate, Daniel | Shangaan | Tsonga
Siportini | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2951.

1951-00-00 Folk - East African | ILAM | Marivate, Daniel | Shangaan | Tsonga
Mayana kut tekwa | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2965.

1948-00-00 Folk - East African | ILAM | Marivate, Daniel | Shangaan | Tsonga
O Manani Yo | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2967.

1951-00-00 Folk - East African | Guitar | ILAM | Marivate, Daniel | Shangaan | Tsonga | Whistling
Wa ta hi motor ca | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2971.

1940-00-00 Folk - East African | ILAM | Marivate, Daniel | Shangaan | Tsonga
Tsima | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM record number: CR2971.

1940-00-00 Folk - East African | ILAM | Marivate, Daniel | Shangaan
We we we wena my Boy | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer to ILAM record number: CR2904.

1954-00-00 Drum | Folk - East African | Guitar | ILAM | Marivate, Daniel | Mbira | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Tsonga
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