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Ndau topical songs

Various Artists
Ndau topical songs
The Ndau people of current–day Mozambique and Zimbabwe in southeastern Africa often sing to the accompaniment of a guitar, but traditionally they sing to the accompaniment of an instrument widely called an mbira (locally, mbira dza waNdau). It consists of metal tongues protruding from a wooden frame or box; attached materials add a buzz to the sound of the plucked tongues. The song lyrics are often topical, with themes about everyday life, morality, or politics, or songs lamenting the death of loved ones. In 1955 and 1957 Hugh Tracey recorded these pieces at varoius locations in Mozambique and Zambia, which was then called Northern Rhodesia (Tracey 1973).

Track Listing

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Ndodya mutombo (Doctor must cure doctor) Muntano Gomez o Feliciano 02:56  
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102
Matsaire Muntano Gomez o Feliciano 02:51  
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103
Wa Mambo Tonganyana Orelio Kowano 02:28  
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104
Ndinochema amasebe (I am crying, mother-in-law) Simon Mafiru Sitole 02:51  
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105
Ruwe-ruwe (Flowers, flowers) Simon Mafiru Sitole 02:33  
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106
Neiwe unonyanya (You, you are wrong) Simon Mafiru Sitole 03:06  
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107
Here, mwana-we (Hey, child) Simon Mafiru Sitole 03:09  
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108
Sisi woere hai (Oh, sister) Simon Mafiru Sitole 03:09