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Bemba topical and dance songs

Various Artists
Bemba topical and dance songs
Hugh Tracey recorded these Bemba topical and dance songs in 1957 at mining compounds in Northern Rhodesia, now known as Zambia. (Tracey 1973)

Track Listing

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Kasonde waritumpa, Kasonde mubanga (Kasonde is stupid) Kasonde and Mubanga 03:24
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102
Mayo (My mother) Kasonde and Mubanga 03:51
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103
Tuli baBemba (We are Bemba, we are good people, we do not sharpen our teeth) Group of six Bemba men 02:42
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104
Ifye achitile ba ya beli (This is what he did) Group of six Bemba men 02:16
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105
Nashe 'nsapato nashiseka nsuno chalo? (Why not buy shoes that fit?) William Siwale and three friends 02:42
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106
Katikalepuke, katikatobeke (About to snap, about to break) Isaac Matafwana and Sunkutu 03:00
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107
Kakonko (The small rough knot that spoils good work) Isaac Matafwana and Sunkutu 03:04
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108
We Mama wanga (My mother) Jackson Cabala and three Bemba boys 02:35
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109
Abayashi bonse bati bwela (Both parents say Come back) Jackson Cabala and three Bemba boys 02:52