Kwende kwende ku mphilipili (Track)

Kwende kwende ku mphilipili (Track)

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Material sourced from the International Library of African Music. Copyright International Library of African Music.
A strange dance in which the dancers move their necks forward and backward like a chicken walking. The sung music is not easily followed at first until the drums between them simplify the ensemble with their clear crossed rhythms, the one (Kachisi) maintaining the ground rhythm. "Kwende, kwende kumpilipili Kwana mayambo Kwana a dusi na diki." "Go, go to Mpili Where there is an affair starting up between Duri and Diki."
Content Type
Field recording (raw)
3 mins
Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Hugh Tracey, 1903-1977
Sub Genre
Dance, African Drumming
Series Number
Anthropology, World Music, Social Sciences, Music & Performing Arts, Cultural anthropology, Africa

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