Sul do Save Province

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Ambia - "Mother-in-law" | Southern African

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ILAM

Self delectative song with mbira dza WaNdau. The performer is one of the few Tonga people who have learnt to play the Ndau instrument, the mbira dza WaNdau, which has travelled southwards since the time of the Shangaan chief Ngungunyana for whom the Ndau fought as a subservient tribe during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Several of the fighting men stayed in the south and married Tsonga women and their children have used the paternal instrument, singing to it traditional songs.Further details refer ILAM field card no. H1R-8.

1955-10-11 Bileni district | Fabiao Dingani Mashawa | Hlanganu | ILAM | Mbira | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga
Swanzi hlamaliso | East African

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ILAM

Lament with raft rattle. The rattle has seeds inside a hollow raft of stout grass stalks.
"They put poison in my beer and that is why I have nochild. I am very worried about the guitar. I do not like to meet anyone. I went to my doctor to make myself effective to get a child. I asked my uncle if he had seen the way I dance. Did the old people kill a man on account of his dancing - or does that only happen to me?"
Details from ILAM field card H1P16

1955-10-08 Chibuto district | Gomez o Feliciano, Muntano | Hlanganu | ILAM | Lament | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Raft rattle | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga
Matsaire | East African

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar. Feliciano's pronunciation of Ndau words, they say, is like a child's speech. "Matsaire, you have finished all the people." Matsaire was killed in a certain village, and his ghost came back demanding recompense, under pain of death to all the village. Details from ILAM field card (H1P-10, 11 - 25).

1955-08-10 Chibuto district | East African | Gomez o Feliciano, Muntano | Guitar | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Ndau | Portuguese East Africa | Sul do Save Province | Topical song
Tingana mukon'wana | East African

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar. " At your home you give a person to the spirit Sikwembo. But at my house we only give a chicken to Sikwembo. Then we kill a second chicken and cook sadza porridge so that the spirit's fowl may come and eat both the sadza and the cooked fowl." The song refers to an argument between a man and wife and the diviner through whom the spirit is approached.
Details from ILAM record number TP4274-H1P16

1955-08-10 Chibuto district | Gomez o Feliciano, Muntano | Guitar | Hlanganu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga | Topical song
Anawela Kokakola | East African

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ILAM

A certain girl liked coca-cola very much, but her brother who was looking after her was too fond of drinking beer to worry about giving her coca-cola.
Details from ILAM record number TP4274-H1P6

1955-08-10 Chibuto district | Gomez o Feliciano, Muntano | Guitar | Hlanganu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga | Topical song
Godwa aswibasanga | Southern African

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ILAM

Topical song with guitar. "If you have no child it is no good. Other women have children, they fill the village. There are many men here standing in the queues for going to Johannesburg. You, my wife, you do not want to eat porridge - you want rice. There is no rice here, because I am poor. Go to the rich where they can afford rice."
So she went to a rich man to get her rice, but now she gets no clothes, no shoes, and at last, no food.
Details from ILAM record number TP4274-H1P14

1955-08-10 Chibuto district | Gomez o Feliciano, Muntano | Guitar | Hlanganu | ILAM | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Sul do Save Province | Tonga | Topical song
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