John Low East Africa Collection

Maneno ya Mwanyuma

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:05:02

  • Cultures

    Bemba, Swahili

  • Shelf mark

    C27/4

  • Subjects

    Guitar music

  • Recording date

    1979-09-09

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Low collection

  • Recording locations

    Ruashi estate, Lubumbashi, Shaba, Zaire [Democratic Republic of Congo]

  • Performers

    Abelo, Losta (guitar, singer, male), Singer, male / rhythm producer (on side of drum) [neighbour of Abelo]

  • Recordist

    Low, John

  • Description

    Item notes: Song content: Mwanyuma rejects Kasongo in favour of 'Baba Losta' who plays the guitar; praise of Mwanyuma, who has eyes like the stars, a neck like a sword, and teeth like rice.

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