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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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Amacila kuwowa, Kwathu ntele (Joined) (Field Card)
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Two songs for carrying Mashila. The old practice of carrying White men, chiefs or notables about in litters has now ceased with the advent of roads and mechanical transport—but the song was sung by the father of the present singers up till about 1930, they say.
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Amacila kuwowa, Kwathu ntele (Joined) (Track)
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"I do not like this never ending pounding." Two simple pounding songs in which the one girl echoes the other as they pound in the sam mortar with alternate strokes. This echoing style of singing is also used for their rain songs (see TR-190) and at first hearing leaves an impression of confusion rather than inten...
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Amadoda e Lenge = Men of Lenge (Field Card)
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Two tunes learnt or composed by L. Shandu during his childhood when he was a herdboy tending cattle. The theme of the 'unkind mother' is fairly common.
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Amadoda e Lenge = Men of Lenge (Track)
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Two tunes learnt or composed by L. Shandu during his childhood when he was a herdboy tending cattle. The theme of the 'unkind mother' is fairly common.
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Amai netini kone chamba (Track)
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Amalume (Field Card)
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"Tibiya wanted to give me syphilis. Moses, you, I'm sure a swallow has passed by." The singer blames the woman Tabiya for his misfortune and warns his friend Moses of following his example. "A bird has passed this way" being a euphemism clearly understood by the men of this district.
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Amama nkhawawone (Field Card)
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These two simple songs are typical of those of the older generation of musicians. The tuning of the Bango was:— 256, 236, 216, 198, 178, 156, 140 vs. Two simple songs in typical vein by a village singer.
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Amama nkhawawone (Track)
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These two simple songs are typical of those of the older generation of musicians. The tuning of the Bango was:— 256, 236, 216, 198, 178, 156, 140 vs. Two simple songs in typical vein by a village singer.
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Amandi phikila kholowa (Field Card)
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There was once a certain man who took his wife to his home. Later on he got tired of her and she started to turn her away saying, "Go, go back to your home." "No" she said, "I must have a child before I go home and what is more you have not bought me any clothes to go dancing tsaba-tsaba." "Coka, coka nate! Ayi si...
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