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Mamosi = Mamosi, who will fetch me down from the mountains (Field Card)
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The women clapped and sang, the men danced very energetically and wildly, pointing and brandishing their sticks, leaping about and stamping.
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Mangoane phutholla kobo (Field Card)
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These praises were personal and referred to the speaker and opened the divining procedure which followed. The small group of diviners was composed of a man and two women all wearing their traditional diviners costume and beads. The older woman wore a skin cap
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Mokorotlo with Lothoko Praises (Track)
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This is a particularly fine example of this type of singing. One of the speakers praises the late Chief Jeremiah Moshesh, another also praises the late Seiso Griffiths, the Paramount Chief of Basutoland. The song mentions their cattle, their flocks and herds. Later, one of the speakers praised the present Chief Ge...
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Mpundu (I) (Field Card)
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"May the Omwami go in peace, may he prosper and be with God." The Batwa are Pigmoids and the Cout singers were drawn from their ranks. In this instance the women were all wives of potters, pottery being one of the Twa crafts. The second song is a good example of organum singing with its incidental harmonies.
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Mpundu (I) (Track)
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The singers wish their chief prosperity in his chieftainship and in his country. An interesting chorus with 2 parts sung in organum and complex clapping patterns.
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Msodachi (Track)
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The Germans and Hitler are under the water I thought the war against Japan was over.' Snatches of news of great distant events frequently appear in African folk songs where they are interwoven with news of more local significance. Ndwala bells are forged out of iron and curved over into the shape of a pod with one...
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Mugasha 1 (Field Card)
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The singer was word perfect throughout the whole recitation. He tells the locally well known legend of the Lake Victoria Nyanza. He is credited with being the best legend reciter in all the Haya country. Before Mugasha was born he is said to have threatened his mother that unless he was born quickly he would come...
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Murengerongoma (Field Card)
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The singers wish their chief prosperity in his chieftainship and in his country. An interesting chorus with 2 parts sung in organum and complex clapping patterns.
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Mwimbizi wa Nindo (Field Card)
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"I am the best singer and my songs are liked by many people. I will compose new songs which will defeat others in the same way that the King (King George VI) defeated Hitler." The Gogo people have long imitated their neighbours the Masai and have copied many of their customs, particularly in cosmetics and coiffure...
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Mwimbizi wa Nindo (Track)
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"I am the best singer and my songs are liked by many people. I will compose new songs which will defeat others in the same way that the King (King George VI) defeated Hitler." The Gogo people have long imitated their neighbours the Masai and have copied many of their customs, particularly in cosmetics and coiffure...
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