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Abavuga obugali (Track)
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In this song to the twittering accompaniment of lutes and lyres the Ganda singers retail to their considerable audiences the events of the day, its humour and tragedies, its scandals and protestations.
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Abiia nensawo asiima (Track)
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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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Achicatao = The blouse (Track)
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The singer's wife asked a tailor to make her a new fashioned blouse. He did so and she was very happy and delighted with her new blouse. The origin of the word 'Achikatao' is obscure, possibly from the Portuguese chita -- cotton print fabric or Chitâo -- cretonne.
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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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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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Adisi adisi (Track)
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A story of a girl and the protective colouring of guinea fowl spots. One of the few stories, perhaps, which makes a reference to cannibalism. There was once a girl who went to the garden to fetch mealies. Now there came some guinea fowls and she was fascinated by their spots. She said "Oh! can't you mke me some lo...
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