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Akasozi bamunanika (Track)
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The new Lubili (palace of the Kabaka, King of Bugunda) is very beautiful. The Kabaka is good and does his duties well -- We like him -- and also his office bearers.' This is the gist of the song.
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Allah, Allah (Track)
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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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Arap Chepsiolei (Field Card)
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This lyre is strummed like a Guitar with the right hand, the left hand stopping the five strings, like the Bongwe Zither of Nyasaland. This gave two chords. Notes 1, 3, and 5 and notes 2 and 4. One string, they said, was missing, the lower octave of No. 1. The scale was: - 308, 256, 232, 206, 180, (154) vs.
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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 I (Track)
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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 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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Benimana (Field Card)
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A song to praise chiefs and notables. The chiefs in this country are all Hamitic Tutsi, whose height (generally between 6 and 7 foot tall) is in great contrast to the short pigmoid Twa whom they have ruled for over five centuries. The modality of this song and the complex pattern of the clapping are both notable.
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Benimana (Track)
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"May the Omwami go in peace, may he prosper and be with God." The Batwa are Pigmoids and the Cout singers were drawn from their ranks. In this instance the women were all wives of potters, pottery being one of the Twa crafts. The second song is a good example of organum singing with its incidental harmonies.
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Bolo neno kari koongo (Field Card)
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Bolo achieved an unenviable reputation for having neither shield nor ostrich feathers, and for being an uninvited guest at drinking parties. The playing of drums by these Nilotic people is usually far simpler in rhythm than that of the Bantu.
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Brunayini Fofoza (Track)
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Brunaini Khoza is a friend of the Chief Fofoza Mwamitwa and composed this song in his honour, here sung by the chief himself. The gist of the song is that without the Chief the people are likely to be in considerable distress which only his presence can dispel. "Brunai ini Makosi Fofzi ujani—na? Inamangawa hewak...
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