Hanzi bomu bomu Kulowa, 1st movement (Track)

Hanzi bomu bomu Kulowa, 1st movement (Track)

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Material sourced from the International Library of African Music. Copyright International Library of African Music.
The singers explained "The 'Hanzi bomu bomu' song is our latest composition which is being sung all over the country. Please make sure you learn how to sing it." "Hanzi bomu bomu" means 'Hands bombs' or 'hand grenades.' This refers to the 1939-45 war. Many of the singers were in the K.A.R. (Kings African Rifles) but they had only a distant and hazy idea of the effect of explosives.
Content Type
Field recording (raw)
3 mins
Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Hugh Tracey, 1903-1977
Sub Genre
Dance, African Drumming
Date Recorded
Series Number
Anthropology, World Music, Social Sciences, Music & Performing Arts, Cultural anthropology, Africa

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