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Music of Zaire, Vol. 2: Bodjaba, Bamwe, Djamba - Peoples of the Nigiri River

Various Artists
Music of Zaire, Vol. 2: Bodjaba, Bamwe, Djamba - Peoples of the Nigiri River

Music of Zaire, Vol. 2: Bodjama, Bamwe, Djamba — Peoples of the Ngiri River is a companion to Music of Zaire, Vol. 1: Libinza. In this 1970 recording, several tribes in the modern–day Democratic Republic of the Congo share both personal and political songs of their cultures with Jacques Jangoux. One Bodjaba woman sings of jealousy towards her husband’s other wife, and members of two tribes sing in support of President Mobutu, who would later become a notorious dictator. The liner notes include a map of the region, as well as photographs of the people and their musical instruments.

Please note that the liner notes for both volumes of Music of Zaire are the same.

Track Listing

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Song with Drums Mosele Adrien 3:07
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102
In the Past Our Husband Loved You Likeme Therese 3:27
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103
Mourning Song for Father Female singer 3:09
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104
Singing and Libeke Playing Gbatoma Gaston 3:06
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105
Song by Two Singers Mokangi Samuel and Bokwe Gaston 3:04
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106
Song with Drums Male singer 3:06
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107
Song about President Mobutu Male singer 3:06
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201
Song by Man Living in Libinza Village, Bonianga Mutundundu Fabien 2:48
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202
Song by Woman Living in Libinza Village, Bondongo Female singer 1:48
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203
Man Singing with Chorus of Children Male and female singers 1:30
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204
Man Singing with Chorus of Children Male and female singers 2:08
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205
Song by Three Women from Bomboma Female singers 2:20
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206
Song by Three Women from Bomboma Female singers 2:29
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207
Song by Three Women from Bomboma Female singers 2:31
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208
They Killed Me Etulu Nicodeme 1:40
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209
Kumbe kumbe: Popular Song in Honor of President Mobutu Mayuka Arnold 3:08

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