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Nekenye (Track)
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The Mangbele are a sub-group of the Mangbetu, mixed with the Mamvu. Most tribes in this north eastern corner of the Congo have been absorbed in whole or in part by their neighbours. This Bantu tribe came under the cultural sway of the stronger Sudanic Mangbetu and have adopted the habits of their mentors. The name...
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Nenye angupu (Track)
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Praise song for a Chief, with 4 conical drums, 1 large bell drum, 2 pod drums, 1 small cylindrical drum, 2 small slit drums, 1 double metal bell, basket rattles and metal hand bell. "We honour our Chief, we are ready for him to inspect our work." The song is sung when the Chief arrives in a village on a visit. The...
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Ngutu Waga (Field Card)
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"His good friend Ngutu Waga, the tailor, has been so generous to the singer as to give him all the necessary cattle with which to marry. What friend could be better than that?" This song is a tribute to his generosity. Ngutu furthermore is a fine tailor at Awak. He once cut a dress for a very plain girl which made...
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Ngutu Waga (Track)
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"His good friend Ngutu Waga, the tailor, has been so generous to the singer as to give him all the necessary cattle with which to marry. What friend could be better than that?" This song is a tribute to his generosity. Ngutu furthermore is a fine tailor at Awak. He once cut a dress for a very plain girl which made...
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Nimboroga (Field Card)
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The Ekidongo harp is a pleasing instrument in the hands of an expert. This man Eriya Bakwasa is a professional minstrel who makes his livelihood by singing songs. "I weep" he sings, "because I am poor," a theme very popular among mendicant musicians.
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Ninkutina (Track)
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"I am afraid of you chief because you are cunning as a leopard and you might kill me tomorrow." The singer, who is well known for leading this kind of song, had a very troublesome cough in the first item.
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Nkhendanga uteka ukwenka zeza (Field Card)
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An authentic Tutsi song in free moving recitative style. The two singers were the leading dancers of Chief Biniga's Ntore team.
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Odhiambo Odet (Field Card)
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Odhiambo is a wonderful person with eyes so bright he could even see to write in the dark. When he was named as a child all the birds and beasts came round to see this remarkable babe.
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Odhiambo Odet (Track)
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Odhiambo is a wonderful person with eyes so bright he could even see to write in the dark. When he was named as a child all the birds and beasts came round to see this remarkable babe.
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