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Dances and various songs from the Luba of the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Luba people, northern Angola. Chisanzhi cha lungandu lamellophone, master player from northern Angola.
Luba people, northern Angola. Chisanzhi cha lungandu lamellophone, master player from northern Angola.
Photograph by Ronnie Landsberg, 1960’s. Courtesy of Companhia de Diamantes de Angola and ILAM.

In 1957, Hugh Tracey recorded these songs and dances of the Luba people of Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congoin. Some of the recordings were done at the Kolwezi Copper Mine, in the same province, where people from various groups often gathered to work.

Track Listing

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Chitulu ledu mulomba shinka Group of Kasai (Lulua) women and six men 2:55
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102
Wenda nemukwene wa mudinga Group of Luba men with flute and mbira 2:57
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103
Chiyabula Group of Luba men with flute and mbira 3:05
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104
Nalongana maani Kaseba Anatole 2:55
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105
Shabansa katende Nine Luba men with two guitarists 3:34
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106
Muleba mushianda tato Kabango Prospère 3:02

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