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Title Audio Collection Description Composersort icon Artist(s) Date All terms
Valala | HYMAP 1989-00-00 Zulu
Ngiyakushela (no audio available) | HYMAP 1989-00-00 Zulu
Ngiyakuthanda (no audio available) | HYMAP 1989-00-00 Zulu
Ngiyekeleni (no audio available) | HYMAP 1989-00-00 Zulu
Khuzani zinduna (no audio available) | HYMAP 1989-00-00 Zulu
Sioxabene (no audio available) | HYMAP 1989-00-00 Zulu
Arap Tapartele olei yo lalei yo | East African

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ILAM

A praise song with a Chepkongo 6 string bowl lyre. The player flips the bridge of the lyre with a finger tip as he plays. The song is largely a repetition by the chorus of the words "olei yo lalei yo" a kind of "Hey - nonny - nonny."
The singer also brings into his song the names of many places he has visited and likes in common with his audience.
Both Kipsigis and Nandi are noted for their patriotism, their love of country as such, which they frequently express in song. This is comparitively rare with Bantu people who do not, as a rule, praise the beauty of the countryside and are mostly insensitive to scenery. Details from ILAM field card number: D6L 1

Kepkoske Arap Chepkwony with Kipsigis men

1950-09-15 Bowl lyre | Chepkongo bowl lyre | Chepkwony,Kepkoske Arap | East African | Indigenous music | Kenya | Kipsigis | Kipsigis | Kipsigis | Praise song | Vocal
Arap Chemonget | East African

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ILAM

A praise song with Chepkongo 6 string bowl lyre. This lyre is strummed and fingered like the Bangwe zither of Nyasaland. The right hand strums the strings and the left mutes or opens the 6 strings, making it possible to play two or three chords on the open un-muted strings. The singer mentions by name his home village, places of common interest to his friends. The player flips the body of his lyre on the 2nd and 4th beats. In common with several African verse makers, the singer sings in couplets, repeating the second phrase and making it the first line of the next.
Details from ILAM field card number: D6L 3

Kipkemo Arap Sitonik
Kepkoske Arap Chepkwony

1950-09-15 Bowl lyre | Chepkongo bowl lyre | Chepkwony, Kepkoske Arap | East African | Indigenous music | Kapkatet | Kenya | Kericho | Kipsigis | Kipsigis district | Praise song | Sitonik, Kipkemo Arap
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

Muntano Gomez o Feliciano

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

Pembe Selemani and Zaramo boys

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