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Awu mungoya wetu amusolile konongo Part III (Track)
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In this recording the whole group sing the song again, this time not as a dance but as a song with most of the stanzas included. It is clear that the length of the song depends largely on the leaders and the stanzas they line. There are few prople in Africa within our experience who can compare with these Gogo mus...
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Ayaas imoo esosi ka sogoli (Field Card)
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CA. "Yaleama Kapeni Kokileni-Keni Yalama Kapeni." The akisuku dance is done by men and women in two rows shoulder to shoulder. They spring into the air in unison without apparently moving arms or legs but with a clear straight spring, up and down in time with the music.
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Ayaas imoo esosi ka sogoli (Track)
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CA. "Yaleama Kapeni Kokileni-Keni Yalama Kapeni." The akisuku dance is done by men and women in two rows shoulder to shoulder. They spring into the air in unison without apparently moving arms or legs but with a clear straight spring, up and down in time with the music.
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Ayambungu (Field Card)
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These Ngombi Likembe (Mbira) are played with the instrument slung from the players shoulders. They are too large and heavy to be held between the hands as with the majority of this type, and as a consequence the bamboo reeds or tongues are plucked downwards with the tips of the fingers with open palms. It is used...
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Bafazi bomthandazo (Field Card)
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The leading girl sings the melody at a lower pitch than the accompaniment sung by the chorus. This song is in praise of Fasonti
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Bagbele (Field Card)
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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 exper...
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Bagbele (Track)
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Bugu (-12.183-) slit drum beaten with sticks. Ndimu or Ndimo (14.03303-) membrane drum beaten with hand and stick. Andzolo (-12.55-) hand bells. The double headed drums may be beaten at either end according to the pitch of the note required by the player. The metal bells are pod shaped 3" long and are fixed onto w...
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Bamba nzi munyika (Field Card)
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The singer had his nose pierced (the tip of the septum), which until recently was a common practice among Tonga.
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Banda mai dodile lulanda (Field Card)
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This rather rather unusual duet played by two elderly men on Chisanzhi and Dilele munenge flute is remarkable for the musicianship they display. When asked why they played music like this, they replied "To give our hearts courage." In view of the severe troubles with which they and their people were to be confront...
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Bandametu womgeniso movement of Ngodo of Regulo Nyankowango 1955 (Field Card)
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The leader of this Tlmbila Orchestra is a well known player and composer, Hafu Kumbani, who has a large number of new Timbila tunes to  his credit. The title 'Bandametu womgeniso' appears to be commonly used by the easter rather than the western Chopi. The Chopi clans which live to the east of the main body of th...
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