John Low East Africa Collection

Mwalala mwalala

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:02:33

  • Cultures

    Hehe

  • Shelf mark

    C27/7

  • Subjects

    Guitar music

  • Recording date

    1979-11-08

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Low collection

  • Recording locations

    Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

  • Performers

    Mwakitime, Francis (guitar / singer, male)

  • Recordist

    Low, John

  • Description

    Item notes: Kitime composed this song based on a traditional Hehe story; Mwalala is a large type of bird, which the singer once released from a trap; now the singer is caught in a trap and asks the mwalala to release him.

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