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Title The kankobela of the Batonga. Vol. 1 [sound recording].

Publication Info. Utrecht : SWP Records, [2009]


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Description 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
performed music prm rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
Zambia Zimbabwe Zambezi River Valley naf
male voice 1 plucked idiophone 1 1 lcmpt
Tonga (Zambesi people) lcsh
Note "The kankobela is the thumb-piano of the Batonga people, who live in the Zambezi Valley on both sides of Lake Kariba. A solo instrument played by men, to express their innermost feelings in songs about a range of subjects from spiritual to humourous. The instrument itself is always highly customised, and the songs all highly personal: no two players sound the same. But it is dying out -- young people are not continuing the tradition. On this album we present seven surviving masters, with otherworldly songs, deep buzzing and mesmerizing time patterns."--Container.
Language Performed in the Tonga language.
Performer Various Batonga performers.
Credits Produced by Michael Baird.
Event Recorded by Michael Baird in June and October, 2008, in Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Note Compact disc.
Program notes by Michael Baird, and notes on the performers ([18] p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Contents Wakali perfume = She was my perfume (Aaron Nchenje) (4:22) -- Utamujayi mwana = Don't kill your son (Aaron Nchenje) (5:16) -- Baneene mundilaye = Grandma, please advise me (Edward Mun'gombe) (3:33) -- Kondipa ambe ndimuntu nyokwe = Give also to me, I too am a human being (Edward Mun'gombe) (2:50) -- Nchembele musimbi wangu = Nchembele is my girlfriend (Nyeleti Mukkuli) (5:34) -- Saliya ndakuleka = I'm breaking up with Saliya (Andrew George Munyumbwe) (6:31) -- Jaya mwaamu = Kill the prostitute (Simuna Mugande) (4:45) -- Lwiimbo lwamuka mufwu = Song of the widow (Simuna Mugande) (4:26) -- Njokalai = Where am I going to stay? (Benson Siamundyoli) (3:57) -- Bbandu bbandu mweendo = Legs up and down (Benson Siamundyoli) (4:28) -- Amundipe dyonko = Give to me, to taste (Manjele Siabaswi) (4:42) -- Nkaambonzi beenzuma = Why, my friends? (Edward Mun'gombe) (5:32) -- Nkobuli busimbi bulikumoyo = The inner beauty of the girl (Simuna Mugande) (2:57) -- Maila mutaalimi = Don't grow millet (Andrew George Munyumbwe) (5:36) -- Twafwa nzala = We are hungry (Andrew George Munyumbwe) (4:11).
Subject Songs, Tonga (Zambezi) -- Zambia.
Songs, Tonga (Zambezi) -- Zimbabwe.
Songs, Tonga (Zambezi) -- Zambezi River Valley.
Music -- Zambia.
Music -- Zimbabwe.
Music -- Zambezi River Valley.
Tonga (Zambezi people) -- Music.
Added Author Baird, Michael, 1954- Recording engineer. Producer.
ISBN 9077068333
Standard No. 9789077068335
Music No. SWP 036 SWP Records

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