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Party and dance songs of the Mpondo

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Party and dance songs of the Mpondo
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Several Mpondo groups from Cape Province, South Africa perform songs, which often include a call-and-response form and overlapping melodic lines and harmonies. Hugh Tracey recorded them in 1957 (Tracey 1973).

Track Listing

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Ihobe liyataka (Dove, don't run away, don't hop about) Group of young Mpondo married women 2:47
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102
Abafazi bemka (The women are leaving, they have already gone) Group of young Mpondo married women 3:35
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103
Kauvele ubona (Appear and look!) Group of young Mpondo married women 2:48
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104
Aunakuva unafoko upendukile (Can't you understand your mother has changed her mind?) Group of young Mpondo married women 1:27
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105
Undebulisele ku Lungwengwe (Give my best wishes to Lungwengwe, also to your mother) Group of young Mpondo married women 3:08
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106
Masihambe bawo silele emzini (We slept at a certain kraal, let us go early) Group of young Mpondo married women 2:42
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107
Olihomba (A well-dressed person) Group of young Mpondo married women 2:42
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108
Utakata ngsandhla sako (You have laid me under a spell with your hands) Group of young Mpondo men and women 1:30
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109
O, ama Jalimani (Oh, the Germans!) Group of young Mpondo men and women 1:32
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110
Lahiwe indoda (When your husband is throwing you out of his house) Group of young Mpondo men and women 1:30
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111
U'tengisa nge misopu (You are selling the beadwork) Group of Mpondo men and girls 2:48
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