Adamu, we (Track)

Adamu, we (Track)

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Field of Interest
World Music
Copyright Message
Material sourced from the International Library of African Music. Copyright International Library of African Music.
The theme of migrant labour, of the men working far away in S. Rhodesia, N. Rhodesia or in South Africa is a constant one among the women who have been left behind. "Adamu we, aye aye! Koto wo Wandisiya maule aye, wo aye aye! Ine ndi kulila, aye aye wo!" "Adam a-ye-a-ye. You have left me. I am crying -- I will take a train and follow you."
Content Type
Field recording (raw)
2 mins
Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Hugh Tracey, 1903-1977
Sub Genre
Date Recorded
Series Number
World Music, Anthropology, Music & Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Africa, Cultural anthropology

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