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Aiba mange kimiango (Field Card)
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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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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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Akakalu Babini (Field Card)
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The large Igogo deja was carved out of a single log and shaped like an antelope. It was 43" tall, the body 52" long, the tail 28 1/2" and the head 33". It was 42 1/2" wide, a total of 9 foot 5 1/2" long from tip to tail. The four legs were 10" tall carrying the triangular sectioned body, sounding two notes -- 56...
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Akakalu Babini (Track)
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The large Igogo deja was carved out of a single log and shaped like an antelope. It was 43" tall, the body 52" long, the tail 28 1/2" and the head 33". It was 42 1/2" wide, a total of 9 foot 5 1/2" long from tip to tail. The four legs were 10" tall carrying the triangular sectioned body, sounding two notes -- 56...
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Akamkungulu kagaya (Track)
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Why are you angry with me, You are not my father, You are not my brother, Leave me alone.' The drums only appear towards the end of the item.
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Aku dewile nu wakate pwana dewile (Field Card)
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Mongonika sang the solo phrases to this dance which is called by the same name as himself. He is a clerk at the Chief's office and dressed himself in the traditional barkcloth 'breeches' and beads for the dances. The breeches are made from a five to six foot length of barkcloth about 4 foot wide which is drawn up...
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Aku dewile nu wakate pwana dewile (Track)
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The music for the Zande round dance. All the dancers perform the same steps in unison, short quick steps to and fro, turning into file and then facing inwards again, gradually moving around in an anti-clockwise direction. The enthusiasm of the Zande men and women for their Kponingbo xylophone dance has to be expe...
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Alaina n’kuphika nkhwani (Field Card)
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This kind of dance, they say, was first introduced into the district by Yao people, about 15 years ago, 1940, when it was originally sung in the Yao language, from the Fort Johnstone District. But the Chewa girls liked the dance and made up their own words for it. They reflect the young girls growing sense of resp...
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Alaina n’kuphika nkhwani (Track)
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This kind of dance, they say, was first introduced into the district by Yao people, about 15 years ago, 1940, when it was originally sung in the Yao language, from the Fort Johnstone District. But the Chewa girls liked the dance and made up their own words for it. They reflect the young girls growing sense of resp...
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