Brunayini Fofoza (Track)

Brunayini Fofoza (Track)

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Material sourced from the International Library of African Music. Copyright International Library of African Music.
Brunaini Khoza is a friend of the Chief Fofoza Mwamitwa and composed this song in his honour, here sung by the chief himself. The gist of the song is that without the Chief the people are likely to be in considerable distress which only his presence can dispel. "Brunai ini Makosi Fofzi ujani—na? Inamangawa hewakiti, seho dlawa! Kuduma shibele kungera Mwamitwa." "Brunaini Makosi. How is he? We are in trouble, we are 'killed!' The sound of the light delivery van tells us it is coming with Mwamitwa." In the first line of the song the name of the Chief, Fofoza is pronounced 'Fofozi'.
Content Type
Field recording (raw)
1 min
Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Hugh Tracey, 1903-1977
Sub Genre
Praise Song
Date Recorded
Series Number
Anthropology, World Music, Social Sciences, Music & Performing Arts, Cultural anthropology, Africa, Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural, África
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Antropologia Cultural, Antropología Cultural, África

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