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Boyoka Malinga I (Track)
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This tune is also an attempt to transpose a popular guitar tune well-known in S. Congo and elsewhere onto the Likembe (Mbira) of the district or vice versa. This is made possible by the fact that locally the Bira tribe uses a "heptatonic" scale.
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Boyoka Malinga II (short version) (Track)
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As it is not certain whether the guitar or the Likembe version is the original "Boyoka malinga," a short extract of the guitar song is included here for reference. It was recorded in the southern Congo over a thousand miles south, six months previously. It can be heard in full on the I.L.A.M. Music of Africa seri...
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Chibudo (movement from the Ngodo of Regulo Banguza) (Track)
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This melody was first recorded in June 1949, six years earlier and was issued on a 78 rpm record G.B. 1192 and on a long playing record in the 'Music of Africa' series LF 1925. It is interesting to compare the two versions and to note in what respects the composer has modified his previous performance.
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Flute Tune Eight (Track)
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Herdman's tunes from the highlands on the eastern border of the Congo where the hjills run alongside the great western rift opposite the Ruwenzori Mountains. This remarkable player was a somewhat 'simple' herdsman. He plays his flute all day to his cattle
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Flute Tune Five (Track)
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Herdman's tunes from the highlands on the eastern border of the Congo where the hjills run alongside the great western rift opposite the Ruwenzori Mountains. This remarkable player was a somewhat 'simple' herdsman. He plays his flute all day to his cattle
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Flute Tune Four (Track)
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Herdman's tunes from the highlands on the eastern border of the Congo where the hjills run alongside the great western rift opposite the Ruwenzori Mountains. This remarkable player was a somewhat 'simple' herdsman. He plays his flute all day to his cattle
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Flute Tune One (Track)
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Herdman's tunes from the highlands on the eastern border of the Congo where the hjills run alongside the great western rift opposite the Ruwenzori Mountains. This remarkable player was a somewhat 'simple' herdsman. He plays his flute all day to his cattle and has developed, they say, a distinct style of his own. H...
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Flute Tune Seven (Track)
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Herdman's tunes from the highlands on the eastern border of the Congo where the hjills run alongside the great western rift opposite the Ruwenzori Mountains. This remarkable player was a somewhat 'simple' herdsman. He plays his flute all day to his cattle
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