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Abiiru Drum Rhythms (Track)
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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...
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Aiba mange kimiango (Field Card)
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This Buudu tribe is said to have come across the Savannah along the northern edge of the great tropical Ituri forest from the Ruwenzori mountains in the East to this present locality in North Central Congo. On their way they are said to have become much influenced by the Mbuti Pygmies, several of their songs and d...
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Aiba mange kimiango (Track)
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This Buudu tribe is said to have come across the Savannah along the northern edge of the great tropical Ituri forest from the Ruwenzori mountains in the East to this present locality in North Central Congo. On their way they are said to have become much influenced by the Mbuti Pygmies, several of their songs and d...
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Ajuba (Field Card)
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Away from the Congo river itself it appears that the art of sending drum messages deteriorates into the sending of signals only, the former being based upon the tonality of the individual words comprising the sentences transmitted, the latter comprising pre-set phrases and rhythms to which certain significance is...
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Akakalu Babini (Track)
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The large Igogo deja was carved out of a single log and shaped like an antelope. It was 43" tall, the body 52" long, the tail 28 1/2" and the head 33". It was 42 1/2" wide, a total of 9 foot 5 1/2" long from tip to tail. The four legs were 10" tall carrying the triangular sectioned body, sounding two notes -- 56...
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Alaina n’kuphika nkhwani (Field Card)
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This kind of dance, they say, was first introduced into the district by Yao people, about 15 years ago, 1940, when it was originally sung in the Yao language, from the Fort Johnstone District. But the Chewa girls liked the dance and made up their own words for it. They reflect the young girls growing sense of resp...
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Ani sibani nimakuba (Field Card)
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"Marry me, my dear friend. At our home in Nyasaland, the sand is white as cement. If you go to Lusaka you will find there Aleck Nkhata, the Tonga who comes from Nyasaland, of the same line as myself. At our home in Nyasaland, I played the bangwe with Tajiri, my friend who is dead."
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Announcing a death (Field Card)
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Away from the Congo River itself, it appears that the art of sending drum messages deteriorates into the sending of signals only, the former being based upon the tonality of the individual words comprising the sentences transmitted, the latter comprising pre-set phrases and rhythms to which certain significance i...
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Announcing a death (Track)
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Away from the Congo River itself, it appears that the art of sending drum messages deteriorates into the sending of signals only, the former being based upon the tonality of the individual words comprising the sentences transmitted, the latter comprising pre-set phrases and rhythms to which certain significance i...
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Batele bwankya (Field Card)
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A set of Enkoito drums consists of the following:-- 1. Mpero. The smallest, c. 8" membrane. 2. Ntimbo. The Starter, the drum on which the basic ryhthm is kept. C. 10" - 12" membrane. 5. Nyaminyeko, the bass drum upon which the syncopations are played. C. 12" - 18" membrane.
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