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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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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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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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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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Abu madzada (Track)
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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...
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Achifa dukwana chamina = This handkerchief of mine (Track)
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This handkerchief of mine reminds me of my old people at Chaichai. My wife does not bring me water to wash with and I go around like a Tsotsi (vagabond). Who is that who looks like my father? It is Alberto Tentowani.'
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Acinkanja (Track)
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This song is a most interesting piece of part singing by the wives of African police constables. Acinkanga, nkajanguya kuteputa cisani cikwisa nasimene asungu anakutepula.
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