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Chokwe songs and dances with various drums from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola

Various Artists
Chokwe people, Angola. Carved wooden drums.
Chokwe people, Angola. Carved wooden drums.
Photograph by Hugh Tracey. Courtesy of the International Library of African Music.

In 1957, Hugh Tracey recorded these Chokwe speakers, who originated in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These dance songs, accompanied by goblet or conical drums, were recorded in mining compounds in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, where the Chokwe had gone to work (Tracey 1973).

Track Listing

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Ngej kaku mumeneka, weya ya mama Group of Chokwe men and women 3:01
102
Akwa musadi moyo wenu he he he Group of Chokwe men and women 2:53
103
Ayaya wo- mami - yami - e Group of three Chokwe men 3:02
104
Yawiyanga, ya kulumbata nyama Group of three Chokwe men 3:06
105
Mwilu mwatuluka womama yami-e! Group of twelve Chokwe men and eight women 2:30
106
Zhikita Group of twelve Chokwe men and eight women 2:50

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