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Africa: The Sounds and Music of the Congo

Various Artists
Africa: The Sounds and Music of the Congo

The Ekonda are a grouping of indigenous people living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly the Republic of Zaire). A small tribe, the Ekonda live in relative isolation in the rainforests of equatorial Congo and include a group of Twa, a diminutive aboriginal people. These field recordings captures and preserves the sound and culture of the daily life of the Ekonda.

Track Listing

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Song of the Ekonda (Baoto Folk Song) Unknown 2:50
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102
Imeke Baoto Children of the Mpenjwa region 2:15
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103
Song of the Batwa Bearers Unknown 1:05
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104
Lament of the People Following the Death of a Chieftain Unknown 1:10
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105
Tam Tam Unknown 1:42
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106
Kokolo Kenda (Ekonda Folk Song) Unknown 2:48
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107
Bayaka Balembe Unknown 2:45
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201
Kaikolo (Ekonda Folk Song) Unknown 2:40
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202
Kombombo (Ekonda Folk Song) Unknown 2:30
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203
Sounds of the Village Unknown 1:35
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204
Song of the Batwa Bearers Unknown 1:06
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205
Weeping of an Infant Unknown 0:45
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206
Song of Joy on a Marriage Occasion (Lonkonda Language) Unknown 2:45
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207
Eyamba (Song with guitar in Lingala Language) Unknown 3:28

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