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Songs from the Luba, Kaonde, and Lunda people of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Various Artists
Luba/Shankadi people, southern Democratic Republic of Congo. Instruments are Lusuba mouth bow and bottle.
Luba/Shankadi people, southern Democratic Republic of Congo. Instruments are Lusuba mouth bow and bottle.
Photograph by J. S. Laurenty, 1971. Courtesy of the International Library of African Music.

In 1957, Hugh Tracey recorded several groups of Luba people in the Eastern Kasai of the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as in various mining compounds in Zambia.

Track Listing

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101
Chipuri Alexis Chovu and group of twelve Bena Shimba (Luba) women 2:57
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102
Kyabula wa in kande Mpuya R. Chimengwa and 5 Kaonde men 3:02
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103
Yarira ngosa B. Makariki and three boys 2:05
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104
E-ye-ye, kusumbukila kulunda Conguboyi Ntambo with group of six Lunda men 2:45
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105
Eya mulanda kankola kami Conguboyi Ntambo with group of six Lunda men 2:47
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106
E-ye-ye alawombi tombi Group of eight Lunda men and women 2:49
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107
Malona diyi wadikenge leli kufwa Group of fourteen Lunda men and four women 2:55
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