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Title Audio Collection Description Composer Artist(s)sort icon Date All terms
Elija | East African

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ILAM

Praise song with Litungu lyre, 7 string leg bells and gourd rattle. The lyre was played horizontally with the right hand plucking the group of four strings near the bridge. The left hand extended to pluck the group of three strings near the crossbar.
The scale was - 416,352, 304, 268, 248, 232, 208 vs.
The lyre is used more as a rhythmic base rather than a melodic instrument, though the player can and indeed frequently does play the melody.
Details from ILAM field card number: F3K 1

Joshua Omwami (Performer)
John Manyasi (Performer)
Composer not specified

1952-06-09 Bukanga district | Bunyore | East African | Folk music | Indigenous music | John Manyasi | Joshua Omwami | Kenya | Legbell | Litungu box lyre | Luya | Praise song | Ragoli | Rattle
We Mlami Wami | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer record number: TP3910
Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP3910

Ntombiyo Ntuli (Performer)
Composer not specified
Ntombiyo Ntuli (Performer)

1939-07-00 Indigenous music | KwaZulu-Natal | Musical bow | Natal | Ntombiyo Ntuli | South Africa | Southern African | Topical song | Ugubu | Zulu | Zululand
Uyeyeni gamazolo | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer record number: TP3913
Further details refer ILAM shellac record number: TP3913

Zulu woman (Performer)
Composer not specified
Zulu woman (Performer)

1939-07-00 Indigenous music | KwaZulu-Natal | Musical bow | Natal | Song | South Africa | Southern African | Ugubu | Zulu | Zulu | Zululand
Yowulamba | Southern African

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ILAM

Humorous song with rattles, Chipudane mouth bow and gourd blowing. Further details refer to ILAM field card G1A7

Sauti Natsemo (Composer/Performer)

1954-06-06 bow | Chipudane | Gourd | Hlengwe | Humorous | Mozambique | Panda | Portuguese East Africa | Rattle | Sauti Matseno | Song | Southern African | Tswa
Emalomeni....Emgangaleni | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card number: H1E 4

Cwyizile Shandu (Performer)
Composer not specified

1955-01-28 Cwayizile Shandu | Folk music | Indigenous music | KwaZulu-Natal | Love song | Makhweyana bow | Musical bow | Natal | South Africa | Southern African | Vocal | Zulu | Zululand
Thambo le nyoka | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM field card number: H1D 6

Constance Magogo (Performer)
Composer not specified

1955-00-00 Constance Magogo Uzulu ka-Dinuzulu | Folk music | Historic song | Indigenous music | KwaZulu-Natal | Musical bow | Natal | South Africa | Southern African | Uguba bow | Vocal | Zulu | Zululand
Inkulu into ezakwenzela | Southern African

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ILAM

Translated English title - "Something very bad is going to happen." Further details refer ILAM field card number: L1K 1

Nontwintwi (Performer)
Composer not specified

1957-05-10 bow | Ciskei | Eastern Cape | Folk music | Hadi bow | Indigenous music | Ngaika | Nontwintwi | Self-delectative song | South Africa | Southern African | Transkei | Xhosa
Walilela imango ingasiyo yako | Southern African

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ILAM

Translated English title - "You are very envious of someone else's hair." Further details refer ILAM field card number: L1K 2

Annie Macholweni (Performer)
Composer not specified

1957-05-10 bow | Ciskei | Eastern Cape | Folk music | Hadi bow | Indigenous music | Macholweni,Annie | Ngaika | Self-delectative song | South Africa | Southern African | Transkei | Vocals | Xhosa
Meadowlands Boogie | Southern African

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ILAM

Further details refer ILAM shellac record (commercial recordings) number: CR1033

Spokes Mashiyane & France Pilane (Performer)
Spokes Mashiyane (Composer)

1905-05-13 Drum | Flute | Jive | Mashiyane, Spokes | Pilane,France | Popular music | Southern African
Mandowa - Parts I. II. III & IV | Southern African

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ILAM

Two dance tunes for Nandowa dance. Further details refer to ILAM field card no. G1A6a.

Zhuake Nasinyi (Performer)

1954-06-06 Dance song | Indigenous music | Makulane | Mbira | Mozambique | Ndau | Nova Mambone district | Portuguese East Africa | Southern African | Traditional music | Zhuake Masingi