Browse Titles - 1768 results

Aba Seveni abada (Track)
See details
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.
×
Abafazi pandle (Track)
See details
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.
×
Abale ndutani (Track)
See details
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?
×
Abalogo balnanira Daud (Track)
See details
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...
×
Abarinda nibarwana (Track)
See details
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.
×
Abatandani ngumasingili = Their love for each other is exalted (Track)
See details
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.
×
Abavuga obugali (Track)
See details
In this song to the twittering accompaniment of lutes and lyres the Ganda singers retail to their considerable audiences the events of the day, its humour and tragedies, its scandals and protestations.
×
Abiia nensawo asiima (Track)
See details
×
Abiiru Drum Rhythms (Track)
See details
The titles of the items are: 1. Ibyiivuko (cries). 2. Umusuko. 3. Akakira. 4. Zidjezikarabwe. 5. Urubunda. 6. Uruhamiriza. 7. Uruchantege. 8. Uwabjgega. 9. Umuganura. 10. Urugamgazi. 11. Unubambura. 12. Agasiga. 13. Tubaru shumwami. 14. Ururuna. 15. Urukina. The whole set of drums should have been conical laced dr...
×
Abu madzada (Track)
See details
The tuning of this little Nile valley harp is interesting, viz:-- 396, 324, 292, 252, 224, vs. as it does not cover a complete octave which is more usual with other harps of this design. Presumably had there been a sixth string it would have been tuned to 198 the lower octave of the top note thus giving a pentaton...
×

Pages