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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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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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Ai lelo kwa Masula kotokoto (Field Card)
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Songs sung in the late evening after supper just before they go to sleep are a feature of the musical life of the Chewa it would appear. "Lembani kalata kwa masula nkutali-ee Yayi toto ine zilowe mu bus ndrama." "Write a letter to Masula saying it is very far. No I don't want to put money in the bus (pay for the b...
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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 (Field Card)
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Away from the Congo river itself it appears that the art of sending drum messages deteriorates into the sending of signals only, the former being based upon the tonality of the individual words comprising the sentences transmitted, the latter comprising pre-set phrases and rhythms to which certain significance is...
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Akaizari mbanda yasila (Field Card)
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These songs belong to "umgubo" or, in Zulu, "ihubo" type of regimental singing. They were sung by the Mpezeni regiment, in 1920. The last of the age groups to be called officially a regiment by the Ngoni tribe.
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