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  1. Artist(s): Fabiao Dingani Mashawa | 1955/10/11 | Bileni district, Fabiao Dingani Mashawa, Hlanganu, Mbira, Mozambique, Portuguese East Africa, Southern African, Sul do Save Province, Tonga, ILAM | Self delectative song with mbira dza WaNdau. The performer is one of the few Tonga people who have learnt to play the Ndau instrument, the mbira dza WaNdau, which has travelled southwards since the time of the Shangaan chief Ngungunyana for whom the Ndau fought as a subservient tribe during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Several of the fighting men stayed in the south and married Tsonga women and their children have used the paternal instrument, singing to it traditional songs.Further details refer ILAM field card no. H1R-8.
  2. Artist(s): Lulua women (Performer) | Composer: Group of Lulua soldiers (Performer) | 1952/02/06 | Belgian Congo, Bottle, Central African, Clapping, Dance song, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Folk music, Gourd, Indigenous music, Luba, Lulua, Lulua, Luluabourg, Mbira, Rattle, Wooden clapper, ILAM | Maringa dance music. Further details refer ILAM fieldcard F1V-3.
  3. Composer: Lulua soldiers (Performer)Lulua women (Performer) | 1952/02/06 | Belgian Congo, Bottle, Central African, Congo, Dance song, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Folk music, Gourd, Indigenous music, Kasai, Luba, Lulua, Lulua, Maringa, Mbira, Rattle, ILAM | Maringa dance song accompanied by Chisanhi mbira, rattles, a singing gourd, and beating on a bottle with a stick. Refer ILAM field card F1V3
  4. Composer: Soldats Luluas Et Ses Femmes (Performer)Composer not specified | 1954-00-00 | Belgian Congo, Chisanzhi, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East African, Indigenous music, Luba, Luluas Et Ses Femmes, Maringa dance song, Mbira, rattles, ILAM | Further details refer to ILAM record number: CR2877.
  5. Composer: Fabiao Dingani Mashawa (Performer) | 1955/10/11 | Bilene, East African, Fabiao Dingani Mashawa, Folk music, Hlanganu, Indigenous music, Macia, Mbira, Mbira dza WaNdau, Mozambique, Portuguese East Africa, Self-delectative song, Southern African, Tonga, ILAM | Self-delectative song with Mbira dza Ndau. Translated English title - "Mother-in-law." Further details refer ILAM field card (H1R12)
  6. Composer: Mbanga Maria (Composer/Performer) | 1949/07/07 | Belgian Congo, Central African, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lament, Likembe, Maria,Mbanga, Mbira, Ngala, ILAM | Lament about poverty accompanied by Likembe (Mbira)Further details refer ILAM field card (C2U12)
  7. Artist(s): Two Wangale men (Performer) | Composer: Mbanga Maria (Performer)Mbanga Maria (Composer) | 1949/07/07 | Belgian Congo, Central African, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indigenous music, Lament, Likembe, Maria,Mbanga, Mbira, Ngala, Republic of the Congo, Wangale, Zaire, ILAM | Further details refer ILAM field card number: C2U-12
  8. Artist(s): Mamvutu-Andobo,  Gamubu,  Choga | 1952/07/31 | Basket rattle, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Folk - Central African, Mbira, Mvu, Mvu, North East Congo, Republic of the Congo, ILAM | Party song with mbira and rattle. Mvu men. Mamvutu-Andobo, sous chef Gamubu, chef Choga, N.E. Congo., A simple Mvu tune and a good example of one of the simplest of all African modes.
  9. Composer: Ziyelesa Mwale (Performer) | 1949/08/27 | Folk song, Kalimba, Mbira, Mwale,Ziyelesa, Nothern Rhodesia, Nsenga, Petauke, Southern African, Zambia, ILAM | Nostalgic song
  10. Artist(s): Nsenga women (Performer) | Composer: Yelele Lungu (Performer)Yelele Lungu (Composer) | 1949/08/29 | Kalimba, Lungu,Yelele, Mbira, Northern Rhodesia, Nsenga, Nsenga, Southern African, Topical song, Zambia, ILAM | Topical song with Kalimba Mbira. Translated English title - "Girls, go and call back Msamaliya." Further details refer ILAM field card number: C4V-20

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