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Various songs of the Ngoni accompanied by rattles, handclapping, or board zither

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Rattles, clapping, or board zithers accompany songs of the Ngoni people of Zambia and Malawi, recorded by Hugh Tracey at various mining compounds in 1957. (Tracey 1973)

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Ukhosi wako biba ugodhliliwa ngubani? (Who is going to take over the chieftanship?) Group of fourteen Ngoni men and chorus of Ngoni women 2:46
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102
Ngoma yalila mphela (The drum keeps on beating) Group of twelve Ngoni women 2:26
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103
Liya kamuchoma wa kanga (Without Liya the dance is not a success) Group of four Ngoni men 2:45
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104
Chundalala chawona mwezi (The moon was already up and the ants were gone) Group of four Ngoni men 2:39
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105
Nyasalandi kutari (Nyasaland is far away) Dabesoni Bata 3:04
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106
Nyamwaritsa kurira ndopasa dza bwio (If you do well, I'll give you something good) Josita Phiri 1:15
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107
Kudanda ula Josita Phiri 1:34
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108
Ngigashupeke ngi mabunu (We are being troubled by the Boers) Group of fourteen Ngoni men and chorus of women 3:04
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