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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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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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