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Songe topical songs

Various Artists
Kanyoka people, southern Democratic Republic of Congo. Chibanda Badouin, with his accordion and friends with guitar and bottle, at Elisabethville (now Lubumbashi).
Kanyoka people, southern Democratic Republic of Congo. Chibanda Badouin, with his accordion and friends with guitar and bottle, at Elisabethville (now Lubumbashi).
Photograph by Hugh Tracey, January 26, 1952. Courtesy of the International Library of African Music.

Ngoi Nono, Kabongo Anastase, and several friends accompany their singing on two guitars, a struck bottle, and a rattle. They are Songe, from the Kabongo area of what is now southern Democratic Republic of Congo (Tracey 1973).

Track Listing

101
Masenga wa Bena Nomba Group of Luba men with two guitarists 4:29
102
Aye welele wa Mhalaka Group of Luba men with two guitarists 3:04
103
Mionde abana Group of nine Luba men with two guitarists 2:56

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