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Topical and ceremonial songs including rain songs from the Valley Tonga people of Zambia

Various Artists
Tonga people, Zambia. Tonga man playing the Kalumbo bow at Gwembe district, Zambia.
Tonga people, Zambia. Tonga man playing the Kalumbo bow at Gwembe district, Zambia.
Photograph by Hugh Tracey, 1957. Courtesy of the International Library of African Music.

In 1957, Hugh Tracey recorded topical and ceremonial songs, including rainmaking songs, from the Valley Tonga people of Gwembe District, Zambezi Valley, Zambia, then called Northern Rhodesia.

Track Listing

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Nabutema fulida mvlito Anrosi Kaniamba 2:10
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102
Muzimu wandiyanda moyo Jerevani Siakuteka 3:00
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103
Karubgwerubgwe kone agwari Group of Tonga women 1:31
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104
Ngoma Group of Tonga men and women 4:01
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105
Tulila menda Group of Tonga women 2:44
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106
Wai mwanangu Syadimana Nsaga 1:33
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107
Muzolange nobakotata Siambelele Nyama 2:50
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108
Atuwendi kumanzi ntwende kumulonga tukateke menda Timoti Sadimbi 1:03

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