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Ukugwiya (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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Umuhororo (Track)
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Composed for the opening of a new Mission. Sung in praise of a hill on which a new church was built. The Tutsi singers are all members of a local club for evolues (clerks) etc. called "La Jeuness du Ruanda" -- the youth of Ruanda. The melody is clearly of foreign origin yet a certain indigenous quality remains.
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Utawala mha (Track)
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"Witori" is the name given to the new (1950) administrative organisation of the Chaga people. Certain chiefdoms have been amalgamated and a senior chief appointed under the title of "Mwitori". This new authority urge the people to work hard and has assumed the responsibility for contour ridging the land and terrac...
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Wavina Nindo wose mwikalage mumanyile (Field Card)
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"You dancers of Nindo, be ready and strengthen your lines - Our enemies are coming to fight us." A song praising the young men in such a way as to produce national solidarity. The stamping dance with the rhythms enhanced by the sound of the leg bells is a most effective display both in sight and sound.
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Wavina Nindo wose mwikalage mumanyile (Track)
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"You dancers of Nindo, be ready and strengthen your lines - Our enemies are coming to fight us." A song praising the young men in such a way as to produce national solidarity. The stamping dance with the rhythms enhanced by the sound of the leg bells is a most effective display both in sight and sound.
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Yoro riboga (Field Card)
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When he fights he does not retreat but threatens all the chiefs.' The trough zithers are like long bowls of wood with the strings stretched along over the hollow of the trough. One length of string is used for all 7 notes. If one goes out of tune the tuning must be restarted from the highest note downwards, the fr...
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