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Ceremonial, topical, and dance songs from the Luba of the Democratic Republic of Congo [electronic resource] .

Publication:
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1957.
Series:
Smithsonian Global Sound.
Format/Description:
Sound recording
1 online resource (24 minutes)
Subjects:
Folk songs -- Congo (Democratic Republic).
Luba (African people) -- Music.
Form/Genre:
Folk music.
Field recordings.
Language:
Sung in Luba-Katanga and Luba-Lulua.
Summary:
These ceremonial, topical, and dance songs performed by the Luba of the Democratic Republic of Congo were recorded by Hugh Tracey in 1957. Included are pieces with guitars, xylophones (silimba), mbiras, and drums as well as songs connected to mourning, weddings, and social gatherings.
Contents:
Mutomboko and Luwendo
Kantende maninga
Tuhuri
Masengu
Dundu we, dundu makevata bina tauni
Chombela
Musambo
Bankulu ne yumba.
Participant:
Sung and played by various native musicians.
Notes:
Streaming audio files.
Title from resource description page (viewed March 03, 2016).
Recorded in 1957.
Contributor:
Tracey, Hugh.
Alexander Street Press.
Other format:
Original cat. no.: ILAMTR039
OCLC:
950026371
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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