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Title Audio Collection Description Composer Artist(s)sort icon Date All terms
Wagona muntowa (a); Hinga nade (b) | Southern African

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ILAM

Self-delectative song with Ugubu, musical bow(stretched and resonated). Further details refer ILAM field card (DY5)

Gindiloni Ngoma (Performer)

1950-05-23 bow | Folk music | Gindiloni Ngoma | Henga | Indigenous music | Kasungu | Malawi | Nyasaland | Resonted | Self-delectative song | Southern African | Tumbuka | Ugubu
Anyamata a K.A.R. tiyeni kunkhondo | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1208

Soldiers (Performer)
Composer not specified

1949-00-00 East African | Marching song | Mozambique | Ngoni | Portuguese East Africa | Soldier's song | Southern African | Unaccompanied | Zulu
Kambembe chidiwo | East African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1209

Soldiers (Performer)
Composer not specified

1949-00-00 East African | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Sena | Southern African | Unaccompanied | Wedding song
Nodoo nimalimbango beleta | East African

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ILAM

Baili dance song. Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP1210

Soldiers (Performer)
Composer not specified

1949-00-00 Baili | Chiwabo | Chiwambo | Chwabo | Dance song | East African | Indigenous music | Mozambique | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Unaccompanied
Eky' omutwe gw' abarwane | East African

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ILAM

Historic recitation. Further details refer ILAM fieldcard D5H5.

Katakura (Composer/Performer)

1950-08-16 Ankole | Central African | East African | Ekinongo musical bow | Indigenous music | Katakura | Musical bow | Nkole | Nyoro | Uganda
Kamano | East African

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ILAM

Praise song with Kipukandet 5 string lyre (5 or 6 string pentatonic lyre used by Nandi tribe in Kenya, also known as Kibugantet and Chepkong.) This lyre is strummed like a guitar with the right hand, the left hand stopping the five strings, like the Bongwe zither of Nyasaland. This gave 2 chords. Notes 1, 3 and 5 and notes 2 and 4. One string, they said, was missing, the lower octave of number 1. The scale was: 308, 256, 232, 206, 180, (154) vs.

The tune comes from the Luo people in the valleys below but has had Nandi words put to it. It is a song of praise for the Nandi country and other places which the singer and his audience have visited.

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Akito Arap Yeko (Performer)

1950-09-09 East African | Kapsabet Nandi district Kenya | Nandi | Praise song | Yeko, Akito Arap
Chepulon | Kenyan

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ILAM

Heroic song with Kipukandet, 6 string bowl lyre ((5 or 6 string pentatonic lyre used by Nandi tribe in Kenya, also known as Kibugantet and Chepkong.) This lyre is strummed like a guitar with the right hand, the left hand stopping the five strings, like the Bongwe zither of Nyasaland. This gave 2 chords. Notes 1, 3 and 5 and notes 2 and 4.

The local hero Chepulon is a national legendary figure whose exploits are held up to the young men to emulate. In such ways are tribal manners and codes of behaviour instilled into the younger generation.

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Kiplakat Arap Tanui (Performer)
Kiplakat Arap Tanui (Composer)

1950-09-09 Heroic song | Kapsabet Nandi district Kenya | Kenyan | Nandi | Tanui, Kiplakat Arap
Ngororombe | Folk song

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ILAM

Self delectative song. Futher details refer ILAM fieldcard E2X-3.

Pineas Hungwe (Performer)

1951-06-27 Folk song | Fort Victoria | Frictine bow | Indigenous music | Karanga | Pineas Hungwe | Southern Rhodesia | Zimbabwe
Mai vando swere piko | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card no. E2K-18.

Muchabambariva (Performer)
Remigio (Performer)
Richard (Performer)
Composer not specified

1951-06-14 Chipendani musical bow | Folk music | Indigenous music | Muchabaiwa | Remigio | Richard | Salisbury | South Rhodesia | Southern African | Zezuru | Zimbabwe
Adoliong'o akwapa k'omudeke ina minami | East African

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ILAM

Topical song with clapping and five string Adedu horizontal harp, leg rattles and 1 side blown Aluti horn. The tuning of the harp was 284, 212, 190, 172, 142 v.s. It is interesting to note the difference 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 which was under cultivation there. He entertained the Chief every evening of his visit by playing and singing to his Adedu harp. The full song is not available here.

Iganitiyo Ekacholi

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