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Abavuga obugali (Field Card)
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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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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 (Field Card)
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A song which is sung when a woman gives birth to twins. Twins are born, they say, 'in a certain manner'. They tell the father of twins to play the drums and rejoice. "You people who were laughing at me, you thought I could not have children. But look! Here I have two at a time". Sewaswa is kind to everyone and esp...
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Abiia nensawo asiima (Track)
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Abiiru Drum Rhythms (Field Card)
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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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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 (Field Card)
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The strings of this zither are made of Kekere cane, theboard is Ndete, the resonator (gourd) is called Gara. The strings give out a surprisingly loud note. Only four of the strings were used. "He weeps for the death of his wife."
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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 (Field Card)
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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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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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