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Adiyo jaxo kxaja nkwe (Track)
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A man had two wives, one old and the other young. There was jealousy among them. "Today is your last day." Shuru the younger sings, "Why do you greet him as your man?" Then Shuru and Makuwe killed the elder, cut her in two, removed her legs, head and arms, locked the door and set fire to the house. They tried to...
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Adomba (Track)
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"What a liar." Chorus: "Yes indeed, what a terrible liar." (Meant humourously) An attractive chorus with typical declining melody almost like a series of yodels.
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Adya moreyana (Track)
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They could not explain the significance of this statement and whether the drink or the song might have killed a weaker man! "Mapolwane wa kolobe O phela ka go ja leraga Mpinelele ke rayile Thabakgolo ke kgosi ya gokwala O philiye ka yona kosa yoni." "A piglet lives on mud. Sing that I may dance. Thabakgolo is a gr...
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Ah la la Mama (Track)
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"No woman is any better than any other woman. The only difference is whether you love them or not." This piece of homely philosophy no doubt reflects far more than a merely personal opinion.
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Ahe likalakati (Track)
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The four leading women sang this song on their knees, and the principal singer also mimed the torso, hip and arm movements of the dance whilst she sang.
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Ahume bangu okonda kuyenda njinga nityale (Track)
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"My husband likes to roam, so I shall break his bicycle." These women were Ngoni, but singing in Nsenga the language of their forebears. The singign of the Ngoni is expecially interesting for the fact that tey sing in 2 distinct styles, that of the Zulu (Ngoni), their father's tribe and that their mothers' tribes...
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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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