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Abakaikula kitulayeza twena tucome Mlekule (Field Card)
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When we harvest our crops we shall all enjoy dancing the Mlekule.' Mlekule is a dance done for the chief at his village.
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Africa with Ade Adepitan, Episode 3
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directed by Karolina Mottram; presented by Ade Adepitan, 1973-; produced by Karolina Mottram, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Africa with Ade Adepitan (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 59 mins
Ade begins this leg of his journey in Tanzania, in Selous Game Reserve. He is on the lookout for elephants but numbers in this park have fallen by 90% over the last few decades.
directed by Karolina Mottram; presented by Ade Adepitan, 1973-; produced by Karolina Mottram, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Africa with Ade Adepitan (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2019), 59 mins
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Akamkungulu kagaya (Field Card)
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Why are you angry with me, You are not my father, You are not my brother, Leave me alone.' The drums only appear towards the end of the item.
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Allah, Allah (Field Card)
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Two chants in praise of Allah. It is commonly believed by Mohammedans that by constantly repeating the name of a dead sheik you could see him in a vision. The capacity for "seeing" eidetic images is found all over the world. This kind of "grunting" is found in many African tribes who have experienced the influence...
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Atalwa endito (Field Card)
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"If I am late, my love, do not be worried. When I have raided the cattle I will bring them back with all speed. I will not even wait to drink as I cross the river." The great manly sport of Masai has always been cattle raidingShortly before this recording was made several men of this Arusha district raided over...
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A-TOWN: Moving Towards Visibility
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directed by Laura Molsbergen, fl. 2020 (Leiden, South Holland: Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Universiteit Leiden, 2020), 32 mins
The film provides a glimpse of the lives of three dancers, who are part of the wider ViaVia dance community in Arusha. They all have their own dreams to pursue, their own money to make to survive on a daily basis. As a unity, they share their passion for dance and the willingness to take their dance practices to a...
directed by Laura Molsbergen, fl. 2020 (Leiden, South Holland: Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Universiteit Leiden, 2020), 32 mins
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Awana wane wakuluganga (Field Card)
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The Puba dance is done in teams. The girls in two lines and the boys in two lines behind them. They move to and fro in file and leap into the air in time with the rhythm of the dance music.
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Awu mungoya wetu amusolile konongo Part I (Field Card)
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"The English and the Germans came and still come into our country. What do they want? We do not know them well. This song of ours comes from the Nyamwezi." A lovely chant sung before dancing, by a most decorative people They sing also about their soldiers who fought in the 1939-45 war, and how they went to the Mid...
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Awu mungoya wetu amusolile konongo Part II (Field Card)
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In this recording the whole group sing the song again, this time not as a dance but as a song with most of the stanzas included. It is clear that the length of the song depends largely on the leaders and the stanzas they line. There are few prople in Africa within our experience who can compare with these Gogo mus...
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Awu mungoya wetu amusolile konongo Part III (Field Card)
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The dance which follows the chanting of Awu Mungoya, Part I. Each man had a pod shapped metal bell or two tied below one knee which emphasised the stamping of that foot. Unlike the Zulu, the Gogo appear to stamp only one foot, and not alternate feet in this dance. The flute obligato lends an attractive rustic touc...
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