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Ceremonial, topical, and dance songs from the Luba of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Various Artists

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.

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Track Listing

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Mutomboko and Luwendo Group of six Luba men 2:40
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102
Kantende maninga Group of eight Luba men 2:45
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103
Tuhuri Group of Kasai (Lulua) women and six men 2:54
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104
Masengu Kasongo Adalbert 3:11
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105
Dundu we, dundu makevata bina tauni Group of Kasai (Lulua) women and five men 3:06
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106
Chombela Group of nine Bena Shimba (Luba) women 2:46
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107
Musambo Group of Luba men and women 4:36
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108
Bankulu ne yumba Group of seven Luba men and one woman 2:12

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