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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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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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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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Ada a Banda (Track)
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"My father, Banda, has gone off to work in the towns, for a long long time, to buy himself clothes." how true a reflection this is upon thousands of Tonga men in this district who go off to mines and towns for their own reasons leaving the women and children to fend for themselves at home. Many send back money, bu...
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Adamu, we (Track)
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The theme of migrant labour, of the men working far away in S. Rhodesia, N. Rhodesia or in South Africa is a constant one among the women who have been left behind. "Adamu we, aye aye! Koto wo Wandisiya maule aye, wo aye aye! Ine ndi kulila, aye aye wo!" "Adam a-ye-a-ye. You have left me. I am crying -- I will tak...
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Dancing Song
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and Cornel Wilde, 1912-1989; in African Music from the Film - The Naked Prey (Folkways Records, 1966), 2 mins
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 and Cornel Wilde, 1912-1989; in African Music from the Film - The Naked Prey (Folkways Records, 1966), 2 mins
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African Rhythms & Instruments, Vol. 1
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(Lyrichord, 1993), 43 mins
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(Lyrichord, 1993), 43 mins
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Ahe likalakati (Track)
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The four leading women sang this song on their knees, and the principal singer also mimed the torso, hip and arm movements of the dance whilst she sang.
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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 (Track)
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An attractive dance by young soldiers whose tribe has the local reputation of being amongst the most hamdsome in the Congo. Their home district is at the most northerly part of the great bend in the Congo river where it is already several miles wide. (Copied from disc)
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