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Party and dance songs of the Mpondo

Various Artists
Party and dance songs of the Mpondo

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 Group of young Mpondo married women 2:47
102
Abafazi bemka Group of young Mpondo married women 3:35
103
Kauvele ubona Group of young Mpondo married women 2:48
104
Aunakuva unafoko upendukile Group of young Mpondo married women 1:27
105
Undebulisele ku Lungwengwe Group of young Mpondo married women 3:08
106
Masihambe bawo silele emzini Group of young Mpondo married women 2:42
107
Olihomba Group of young Mpondo married women 2:42
108
Utakata ngsandhla sako Group of young Mpondo men and women 1:30
109
O, ama Jalimani Group of young Mpondo men and women 1:32
110
Lahiwe indoda Group of young Mpondo men and women 1:30
111
U'tengisa nge misopu Group of Mpondo men and girls 2:48

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