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Aba Seveni abada (Track)
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The 'Aba Seveni,' the soldiers of the 7th King's African Rifles, are back from the war, but they have no money left. The ones who stayed are better off than the soldiers.' A story with a familiar aftermath theme.
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Abafazi pandle (Track)
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Drinking parties in this region were usually held inside the huts as there is plenty of wind over the open downs, especially near the sea. The song calls on the women to leave the hut to the men, as they pass the beer around and sing their drinking songs.
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Abagenyi baizire (Track)
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The eight horn blowers stand in a row with the women opposite them while the dancers strut in between. "The visitors have arrived," a welcome to the visitors at a party. The Engwara are built up of sections of gourds bound together with plantain strings and reinforced longitudinally by lathes of bamboo. They are s...
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Abagungu (Track)
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The Bagungu people are fishermen and live near the eastern shores of Lake Albert. They are renowned for their cheerful rhythmic dancing with leg rattles. The water lizard skin membranes of their drums make for high quality drumming and clear finger work. The 'legevans' or iguana are found near the lake shore, the...
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Abakaikula kitulayeza twena tucome Mlekule (Track)
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Abale ndutani (Track)
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The women make clever use of their gourds, some smacking them and the others grasping them with alternate hands -- The gourds with their use of clapping together make fascinating rhythmic patterns. Abale ndutani moyo? ndi ndule moyo?
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Abalogo balnanira Daud (Track)
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Legends in this part of Africa, around the great lakes are often told to a rippling instrumental accompaniment especially to the trough zither. This song refers to the death of a certain Saza chief called Daudi. Rumour has it that after he was buried certain men (said to be sorcerers) went to the grave to dig him...
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Abarinda nibarwana (Track)
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The people who protect this country are away fighting.' This refers to old tribal fighting before the Europeans came and stopped it all, i.e. before 1890.
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Abasungu balisa-we tata (Track)
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"The White people have come, father, They are flying in the sky. They have made the smelter They have made the shaft. They have brought money They have brought clothing. They have come here for good, They will never turn back from our country. They have settled in our country These settlers of the Copper Belt." Th...
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Abatandani ngumasingili = Their love for each other is exalted (Track)
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The interpreter used the word 'high' to describe the love of the singer and her man. 'High' in the sense of exalted, romantic, not quite of this earth.
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