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Abafazi pandle (Field Card)
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Drinking parties in this region were usually held inside the huts as there is plenty of wind over the open downs, especially near the sea. The song calls on the women to leave the hut to the men, as they pass the beer around and sing their drinking songs.
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Abafazi pandle (Track)
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Drinking parties in this region were usually held inside the huts as there is plenty of wind over the open downs, especially near the sea. The song calls on the women to leave the hut to the men, as they pass the beer around and sing their drinking songs.
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Abale ndutani (Track)
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The women make clever use of their gourds, some smacking them and the others grasping them with alternate hands -- The gourds with their use of clapping together make fascinating rhythmic patterns. Abale ndutani moyo? ndi ndule moyo?
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Abalogo balnanira Daud (Track)
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Legends in this part of Africa, around the great lakes are often told to a rippling instrumental accompaniment especially to the trough zither. This song refers to the death of a certain Saza chief called Daudi. Rumour has it that after he was buried certain men (said to be sorcerers) went to the grave to dig him...
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Abarinda nibarwana (Track)
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The people who protect this country are away fighting.' This refers to old tribal fighting before the Europeans came and stopped it all, i.e. before 1890.
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Abatandani ngumasingili = Their love for each other is exalted (Field Card)
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The interpreter used the word 'high' to describe the love of the singer and her man. 'High' in the sense of exalted, romantic, not quite of this earth.
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Abatandani ngumasingili = Their love for each other is exalted (Track)
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The interpreter used the word 'high' to describe the love of the singer and her man. 'High' in the sense of exalted, romantic, not quite of this earth.
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Abiiru Drum Rhythms (Field Card)
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The titles of the items are: 1. Ibyiivuko (cries). 2. Umusuko. 3. Akakira. 4. Zidjezikarabwe. 5. Urubunda. 6. Uruhamiriza. 7. Uruchantege. 8. Uwabjgega. 9. Umuganura. 10. Urugamgazi. 11. Unubambura. 12. Agasiga. 13. Tubaru shumwami. 14. Ururuna. 15. Urukina. The whole set of drums should have been conical laced dr...
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Achifa dukwana chamina = This handkerchief of mine (Field Card)
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This handkerchief of mine reminds me of my old people at Chaichai. My wife does not bring me water to wash with and I go around like a Tsotsi (vagabond). Who is that who looks like my father? It is Alberto Tentowani.'
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Ah la la Mama (Track)
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"No woman is any better than any other woman. The only difference is whether you love them or not." This piece of homely philosophy no doubt reflects far more than a merely personal opinion.
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