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Instrumental prelude, Nat and Qawwali, Hindustani classical music, tabla instrumental piece, Flute tunes, Church Choir, Christmas Carols and Malayalam songs recorded in Kerala.
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ghazal, Qawwali(?) and Hindustani classical music-instrumental- Sarod played by Shyam Ganguli. It also includes Sufi devotional music-Na't and ghazal
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Sindhi devotional music recorded at a Satsang(devotional gathering),including a Praise song, bhajan, songs of Shah Latif, Sindhi folk songs, Jhule Lal, Sassi Punnu, Doha, Kabir bhajan and a wedding song, with narrations and introductions to the songs.
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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 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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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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Chapache (Field Card)
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Amongst other things they say: "You, Chief, are like a free woman, (a courtesean)" meaning "You are beautifully dressed." "I want a beast with turned down horns." The children shrugged their shoulders down, left and right alternately to imitate the horns.
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Chief Diutloiling wa Sebogodi and Chief Michael Bagatsu Moiloa - Lebôkô II (Field Card)
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At the time of recording this village was much divided on account of the political questions of the continuity of the chieftainship. One acting Chief had been deposed and was living in Bechuanaland and another chief was acting in his place. The speaker who composed and read the praises of his elder brother, the pr...
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