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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

101
Song of the Ekonda (Baoto Folk Song) Unknown 2:50
102
Imeke Baoto Children of the Mpenjwa region 2:15
103
Song of the Batwa Bearers Unknown 1:05
104
Lament of the People Following the Death of a Chieftain Unknown 1:10
105
Tam Tam Unknown 1:42
106
Kokolo Kenda (Ekonda Folk Song) Unknown 2:48
107
Bayaka Balembe Unknown 2:45
201
Kaikolo (Ekonda Folk Song) Unknown 2:40
202
Kombombo (Ekonda Folk Song) Unknown 2:30
203
Sounds of the Village Unknown 1:35
204
Song of the Batwa Bearers Unknown 1:06
205
Weeping of an Infant Unknown 0:45
206
Song of Joy on a Marriage Occasion (Lonkonda Language) Unknown 2:45
207
Eyamba (Song with guitar in Lingala Language) Unknown 3:28

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