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Various songs and dances from the Lunda-speaking people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia

Various Artists
Lunda people, southern Democratic Republic of Congo. Slit drum at Dilolo, Katanga Province.
Lunda people, southern Democratic Republic of Congo. Slit drum at Dilolo, Katanga Province.
Photograph by C. Lamote. Courtesy of Congopresse and ILAM.

In 1957 Hugh Tracey, founder of the International Library of African Music, recorded these songs and dances of Lunda from various provinces in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The recording was done in several mining compounds in both countries, where the Lunda went to find work, bringing their music and dance with them.

Track Listing

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Yave-yave Group of nine Lunda men 3:24
102
Mutshwa kusaeuhamhish Musoka wa yakale Group of nine Lunda men 3:12
103
Sabwabwa Group of five Kete men 2:00
104
Kachancha Group of five Kete men 1:56
105
Atufundi uyanganje Kalemba leading group of Lunda women 2:54
106
Emu alunda kuwaha kwenu Group of fourteen Lunda men and four women 1:59
107
Ntende Kalemba leading group of Lunda women 2:59
108
Ya ya, woye Group of Lunda women 3:10
109
Kankola kame Albertina Kashiala with group of Lunda women 1:43
110
Tulele mam'we weyu chiku chimbundu Kalemba leading group of Lunda women 2:37

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