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Alha song dedicated to Sarada or Bhavani of Maihar
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Aliyale (Track)
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The story concerns a husband who was complaining about his wife -- that she was running about with other men. He questions his son about the matter and blames his unfaithful wife for several misfortunes which befell him, such as a pot of paint falling on him and his children dying. "Aliyale he! aliyale he! Wameter...
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Aliyeli nitauzeni (Field Card)
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"To play the 'Kalimba' is to be happy. I remember long ago when I was a small child When I thought that a breast was made of bone But my mother told me that the breast was not bone, but flesh only. I was fooled long ago -- I thought the breast was bone but it it flesh only. Listen my friends. The breast is flesh o...
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Aliyeli nitauzeni (Track)
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"Aliyeli, greet me, Iam a small child. Aliyeli, write a letter. Aliyeli, I came from afar." The burden of the song would appear to be that a young woman about to have her first child is trying to make contact with her man, now that she is about to bear (with difficulty) her first child.
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Alume yerani malo (Field Card)
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The singer calls to those behind to hurry and catch up with the dance team as they are going to a big dance competition. This item is a fascinating example of the authentic 2 against 3 African cross rhythm.
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Alume yerani malo (Track)
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The singer calls to those behind to hurry and catch up with the dance team as they are going to a big dance competition. This item is a fascinating example of the authentic 2 against 3 African cross rhythm.
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Amabele-o-iye (Field Card)
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The tunning of the set of pipes was: 912, 792, 688, 592, 528, 472, 408, 356, 296, 264. The top three pipes are not true octaves. The name of the village means "Two Trees". The end blown flutes were kept for the use of the Pygmies by the Bantu of the Nande tribe while live just outside the Ituri forest, but their...
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Amabele-o-iye (Track)
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These three songs were sung by three very small pygmy women all crouching on the ground close together. Their songs, it is said, are composed mostly of vowel sounds or very simple words without much attempt to form a lyric. They were clothed only in a small strip of cloth each strung between the legs with each end...
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